Sohu Technology News
On January 9th, according to a report released by Korean media Dispatch, several frontline actors, idols, and even a famous chef in South Korea have recently been extorted by hackers. The report said that the hackers obtained the victim's private data through a vulnerability on Samsung Galaxy phones.
The hacker had previously invaded the cell phone of the famous Korean actor Zhu Zhenmo and has retaliated, leaking the content of the cell phone to the media. According to the investigation, the mobile contents of several actors, idols, directors, and famous chefs have been stolen. Hackers have threatened to spread information, videos, photos, etc. in their mobile phones, asking victims to pay 50 million or 100 million won. And even 1 billion won, in fact already idol singers have paid for it. If the star refuses to pay, the hacker will make all the data public. If he does not accept coercion like Zhu Zhenmo, his mobile phone content and personal conversations with his colleagues and actors will be spread to the media.
Public opinion in South Korea is under great pressure, and many star scandals in recent years have affected its career. In order to hide private information, most stars of public figures can only choose to pay hackers, otherwise they will face a crisis.
The investigation found that the currently attacked mobile phone is basically the Galaxy S; according to the Korean spelling mistake of the hacker, the report speculated that it might not be Korean. Back to Sohu, see more