Within minutes, TV channels and news agencies, which often scrounge Twitter for real-time information, picked up these details. The epicentre in these initial reports ranged from northern Sumatra to the Nepal-India border.
An official statement on the site (in Japanese) explains So-Net has terminated exchanges of points, and asked customers to change their passwords. The story translator says the total lost was "about 100,000 yen," or $1,224. Google's translation of the site reads that as "approximately 10 million yen," or $122,384, which is probably why we shouldn't trust Google Translate.
And it was Brute Forced!!
Real programmers don't comment their code. It was hard to write, it should be hard to understand.