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Prosecution to crack down on illegal trading of personal information

Updated: 2014-01-28 06:28:42 KST
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In a move to curb possible follow-up crimes following the massive personal and financial data leak,.
Prosecutors say they will detain and investigate those suspected of illegally trading personal information, and will seek the maximum penalty for those found guilty.
The Supreme Prosecutors' Office announced Monday that it will carry out a crackdown on all related crimes by activating over 7-hundred investigators.
The types of crimes under the microscope include voice phishing and smishing, which are financial fraud schemes using phone calls and text messages.
The maximum penalty for these crimes is up to five years in prison, or up to about 46-thousand U.S. dollars in fines.


Reporter : Lian.yoo@arirang.co.kr

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