Japan Lets Phisher Walk
from the sending-the-wrong-message? dept
Over in Japan, a phisher who was caught has been given a suspended sentence, basically letting him walk. The reasoning is that, while he phished plenty of info from Yahoo users with a fake website, he didn’t actually do anything with that info. While the complaint from some in the article is that this will encourage more phishing, that’s not necessarily true. Is there really that much incentive for people to phish knowing that they could go to prison if they actually did something with the data?