Police nab Korean-Chinese hacker suspected of developing mobile spyware

Yonhap News reports:

A Korean-Chinese hacker has been arrested on suspicion of developing mobile spyware that can not only steal one’s financial data but also bug Android smartphones, police said Wednesday.

Seoul Gwanak Police Station said the 27-year-old Seo was arrested on Aug. 5 in southern Seoul on charges of developing spyware that can be used for various means of crime, including phone fraud, gambling sites and phone-tapping.


Seo is also accused of siphoning the personal data of some 180,000 people by hacking into local Web sites from 2012 to July 2014.

SOURCE: Korea Observer.

So far, Yonhap News is the only English-language source I’ve found on this.  Last year, a then-31-year-old with the same surname was arrested in conjunction with the hack of Naver, but I have no idea if there is any relationship between the two men or if it’s just a coincidence in surnames.

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