JP: Suspects arrested in data leak probe made 100 million yen selling personal info

The Mainichi reports:

A group of eight men under arrest for illegally obtaining and leaking personal information raked in nearly 100 million yen by selling information from family registries they had illegally obtained over the past five years, investigative sources said.

But the 100 million yen – U.S. $1,282,780.00 – wasn’t their only profits. According to the report:

Niibara is also suspected of illegally obtaining and selling personal information on mobile phone subscribers and car owners, bringing his group some 850 million yen in sales over a four-year period.

That’s another $10,903,027.00 right there.

Read more on The Mainichi.  Many of these seem to be insider breaches that went on for years.

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