Arrest in Voice Actor Nobutoshi Canna's Blog Hack (Updated)

posted on 2010-07-27 10:11 EDT by Egan Loo
37-year-old allegedly obtained Canna's password, left about 100 messages

Police in Chiba arrested 37-year-old company employee Rio Nagatomi on Tuesday for accessing voice actor Nobutoshi Canna's blog account without authorization. Nagatomi, who is from Yokohama, allegedly obtained Canna's ID and password through illlegal means and logged onto Canna's blog account between March and April of this year. The suspect reportedly accessed the account about 100 times to enter cryptic messages.

According to the police, the two were acquaintances, and Nagatomi allegedly said, "I thought that he would get in touch with me if I wrote strange messages."

Cannna once performed under his birth name Nobutoshi Hayashi on Macross 7 and other anime titles. He changed his stage name to Canna in 2000.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun

Update: More background information added.

Update 2: According to the Sankei Shimbun paper, the suspect was a former girlfriend of Canna's.

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