Tuesday, October 14, 2008

[JoongAng Ilbo, National, Social affairs, October 10 2008] Woman who spread rumor is harassed by Net users

Personal information on a 25-year-old female securities company employee who spread a rumor about leading actress Choi Jin-sil’s involvement in a loan shark transaction has been circulated on the Internet.

Choi committed suicide after the rumor surfaced.

The police said yesterday that information on the woman known as Baek - including her real name, phone number, picture, Internet home page address, home address, company name, alma mater and even her college major - has been spread on the Internet.


With the current Internet culture, there will be more and more victims in Korea,” said Lee Seung-hwan, a 32-year-old office worker. “The Korean government must introduce measures coping with cyber terror.”

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