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Two men arrested for allegedly stealing $136,000 from bank using keystroke logger

Two Japanese were arrested for allegedly hacking into bank accounts through the Internet and stealing $136,000, police said Thursday. Police suspect 35-year-old Ko Hakata, a former computer software developer who is now unemployed, and Goro Nakahashi, a 27-year-old businessman, robbed the unidentified bank’s accounts from a computer at a Tokyo cafe Sept. 18. The men allegedly downloaded software from the Internet that detects what keys previous users of the computer punched, police said. They then figured out the passwords that five people had used to access their bank accounts online, and transferred a total of $141,000 from those accounts to another bank, police said. Using an alias, Nakahashi allegedly withdrew $136,000, police said. Full Story

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