By Steve Lannen
Nov. 17, 2008
A University of the Cumberlands student is accused of hacking into other
students' accounts and using the information to blackmail them.
Sungkook Kim, 23, is charged with identity theft and unlawful access to
a computer, according to a press release from the Kentucky Attorney
General's office. The office's cybercrime unit conducted a joint
investigation with Williamsburg police.
The investigation began after a female student received an anonymous
message about personal information that had been stolen from her e-mail
account. The e-mail threatened to expose that information unless she
complied with some specific demands.
Investigators said Kim pirated another person's wireless router to send
the threatening e-mails and that he had installed spyware on college
library computers to capture logon IDs and passwords for students and
faculty, according to the attorney general's statement.
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