Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hacker Busted for Blackmailing Pop Stars

Police arrested a college student who hacked into the website of pop singer BoA. The hacker, Seo, extorted W35 million (US$1=W938) from BoA's agent by threatening to leak private photos and e-mails between the star and another singer to the press.

An information and communications major, the student hacker stole photos featuring BoA and the singer together. Seo was arrested while demanding an additional W65 million from the unnamed singer on June 2. He was found to have also hacked into the e-mail account of singer Lee Hyo-lee.

source: Chosun ilbo

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