[Reporter Han Hyun-jung, Daily Economy Star Today]

A group of hackers who threatened to spread the personal information of 100 people, including actor Ha Jung-woo, Joo Jin-mo, were arrested.

According to News 1 on the 12th, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s cyber investigation team arrested 23 members of the organization who committed cyber crimes, including celebrity blackmail blackmailers, with a commanding unit in China from March to October.

Among the arrested suspects, Mr. Park and Mr. Lee, who are the main offenders and chief domestic officers, were also included. Park, Lee, etc., after stealing personal information through hacking such as implanting malicious code in mobile phones, committed various cyber crimes such as ‘body cam phishing’, ‘condition meeting’, and ‘blackmail to enter an entertainment establishment’. The victim 103 It is known that the number of people and the damage amounted to 1.34 billion won.

The investigation began in the process of pursuing a suspected phishing body cam, a type of cybercrime. While investigating the body cam phishing case, the police found that the suspects were a large-scale organization related to the celebrity blackmail intimidation case, and are conducting joint investigations with Chinese investigative authorities by specifying the general command (state law) in China.

Meanwhile, the family members who were handed over to trial for hacking and threatening cell phones of eight celebrities including Ha Jung-woo and Joo Jin-mo were sentenced to imprisonment at the first trial on September 24.

The court sentenced Moo Kim and Moo Park, who were charged with blackmail and other charges, to 5 years and 2 years and 6 months in prison, respectively. Kim’s younger brother, charged with the same charges, was sentenced to 1 year and 4 months in prison, 3 years probation, and his husband, Moon Mo, 1 year and 6 months in prison.

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