“Japanese police have brought in, questioned, and charged a 13-year-old female student from the city of Kariya for sharing [links to] browser exploit code online,” writes ZDNet. An anonymous reader shares their report:
The popup was hosted in several places online, and police say the teenager helped spread the links… The teenage girl did not create the malicious code, which had been shared on online forums by multiple users for the past few years. NHK reported that police also searched the house of a second suspect, 47-year-old man from Yamaguchi, and are also looking at three other suspects for the same “crime” of sharing the link on internet forums.
Ars Technica found a tweet suggesting that the code was actually written in 2014.
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