Cybercrime sleuths have highly intricate challenges

In July last year, the Cyber Terror Response Team of the National Police Agency (NPA) received a report that the servers of KT, the country’s second-largest mobile carrier, had been hacked and the personal information, including residential registration numbers and names, of about 8.7 million KT customers was leaked.  The police then traced the IP addresses and found 10 hackers, including a 39-year-old man surnamed Shin, in three days. The police said it is very hard to locate these types of hackers, but it was fortunate at the time that they were able to find clues to track them down.

The police said the hackers were preparing another hacking attempt when they were caught. “We raided the hackers’ secret office and were able to secure digital evidence at the time, but it is very unusual to obtain digital evidence like this,” a spokesman for the NPA told the JoongAng Ilbo. “We also had trouble restoring the data that the hackers deleted when we raided their place.”

For full article, see Joongang Daily.

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