South Korea has destroyed a hacker group, arrested and prosecuted three suspects. In four years, the hacker group has stolen up to 80% of the personal information of South Korean nationals, and made illegal profits.According to South Korean prosecutors, three suspects disguised the hacker program as genuine software and spread it on the Internet. After the victim downloads and installs these software, the computer will be implanted into the hacker program, and the criminal suspect can remotely view and collect all the information of this computer, and finally form a huge database.
Jin Fengxian, prosecutor of the local prosecutor's office in the east of Seoul, South Korea: during the search, we found evidence that the suspect had illegally controlled other people's computers remotely.
Zhang Xiaojuan, a special reporter of CCTV financial channel: we learned from the South Korean prosecution that three suspects have illegally obtained 140 million won, or about 820000 yuan, by packing and selling these illegally stolen personal information and using personal information to steal users' game currency. At present, the South Korean prosecution is further investigating the case, and calls on the South Korean people to modify the network account password and game account password in time to prevent economic losses.
There were 9.31 million personal information leaks in South Korea in 2018, more than twice the number in 2017. Among them, the personal information leakage accidents caused by the negligence of South Korean public authorities occur frequently. For this reason, the South Korean government has increased the punishment on the cases related to personal information disclosure this year, and launched the "personal information damage liability guarantee system", which stipulates that the relevant enterprises involved in personal information collection must reserve a certain amount of funds in advance to cope with the impact of personal information disclosure.