JP: Man breaks into apartment, installs computer virus to steal banking details

This seems to be a “first” for the area:

Police have arrested a man for breaking into the home of another man and installing a virus on his computer, which he later used to obtain his online banking details and steal 9 million yen from his account.

Takamasa Kondo, 37, of no fixed address, was arrested under the Unauthorized Computer Access Law.

Police say Kondo took a key to the victim’s apartment that was hidden in his mailbox and used it to break into his home in Tokyo’s Chuo-ku, where he installed a virus called Bugbear onto his computer — the first case of a hacker directly installing a virus onto a victim’s PC, say police.

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