The celebrities being watched and followed are an intense but repetitive element in the Korean entertainment industry (the so-called K-world). However, according to many reports, some extreme people get to the point of hacking the phones and impede the privacy of popular celebrities. Recently, on January 8, 2020, K-media reports reported that more than 10 celebrities were facing hacking problems and were being threatened by hackers for money.
Hackers in the K-world
On January 8, 2020, a Korean news agency reported that more than 10 K-pop idols, K-actors and other celebrities in the industry had been hacked. Earlier on January 7, it was also reported that actor Joo Jin Mo's phone was hacked and hackers threatened to pay him money otherwise they would be private information to the audience.
However, Jo Jin Mo did not comply with the terms and the hackers released his private conversations. Jo Jin Mo's entertainment agency has made a formal statement about legal action against those who share false or degrading information. information about the actor.
This is a case where the name of the actor was revealed. However, there are more than 10 celebrities whose names have not been made known. There are two more actors, a k-pop idol, a K-drama director and a popular chef in the series. celebrities who suffered from the annoyance of hackers. According to his official statements news, it was clarified that a person named Black Hacker is threatening celebrities. The hacker is demanding more than 50 million won, which amounts to $ 42.000. They are personal video, photos and text messages, conversations and more that can tarnish the reputation of these celebs. It is also reported that the K-pop image has been paid by the hacker to avoid it problems.