Die japanische Popsängerin Ena Matsuoka wurde auf der Straße vor ihrer Wohnung von einem gewalttätigen Fan angegriffen. Der Stalker hatte sein Opfer durch Reflektionen im Auge auf einem Foto ausfindig gemacht. Image Forensics jetzt auch für Psychos.
Japanese idol Ena Matsuoka was attacked outside her home by a crazed fan. After he was arrested, the stalker explained the complex way he’d located her: by zooming in on a photo and finding the reflection of a sign. […]
Although her address was not public, Sato had pieced together her location from photographs Matsuoka posted on social media. From one, the reflection of a bus stop sign was visible in her eyes, which allowed him to find the general area of her home using Google Street View.
He then studied other photos posted by the star to to determine which apartment she lived in, matching her window dressings and the angle of light entering her room with other photographs. On the day of the assault, Sato waited at the bus stop until he saw Matsuoka walk up to the building, then followed her into the lobby and struck after the door had closed behind them. […]
Shuichiro Hoshi, a professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, told Tokyo Reporter “The picture quality of smartphone cameras has become very fine, and a new risk has arisen in which private information is being leaked unexpectedly.”