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CORRECTED: Hacker intrudes into NTT DoCoMo's Web site.

TOKYO, Oct. 23 Kyodo

An unidentified hacker broke into the Web site of NTT DoCoMo Inc., the top provider of Internet-capable mobile phone services, and tampered with part of its contents, the company said Wednesday.

The tampered page, which is for corporate customers, has been rendered inaccessible, making it impossible for users to take advantage of services that had been offered via the page.

It is rare for a hacker to succeed in tampering with the contents of the Web site of a telecom carrier with expertise in Web technology.

An NTT DoCoMo official said, ''This is the first such case for our company.''

In Japan, hackers have recently succeeded in tampering with the Web sites of Sanyo Electric Co. and Fuji Photo Film Co., but they are not telecom carriers.

NTT DoCoMo said the hacker intruded into the Web page once offering services to allow corporate customers to modify contractual terms online with NTT DoCoMo or place orders for NTT DoCoMo commodities.

The hacker wrote in a ''name'' which may be the hacker's own. Along with the name, the hacker left the phrase ''never die.''

The company said it commissioned an affiliate to administer and operate the Web page in question.

Personal data of NTT DoCoMo's individual customers have not been accessed by the hacker, because the Web page in question is intended for corporate customers, it said.

But NTT DoCoMo is examining the Web site and related facilities to see whether the hacker has succeeded in getting at other data.

The NTT DoCoMo official said, ''We will quickly take measures to enhance security'' for the Web site.
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