On January 8, Dispatch reported that at least 10 celebrities have been hacked including Joo Jin Mo, two other actors, an idol, a director, and a famous chef. (Joo Jin Mo’s agency previously announced on January 7 that legal action will be taken for the actor’s phone being hacked.)
Dispatch stated, “A hacker who refers to him or herself as ‘Black Hacker’ hacked the cell phones of famous figures including celebrities through their cloud storage, stole their personal text messages, photos, and videos, and is threatening them by asking for money from 50 million won (approximately $42,600) up to more than 1 billion won (approximately $852,000).”
Joo Jin Mo was threatened with text messages, while another actor was threatened with photos and texts. The idol and chef were threatened with photos, videos, and texts. When Joo Jin Mo did not pay, the hacker emailed text messages he exchanged with another actor to hundreds of media outlets.
The idol is reported to have paid the hacker after being blackmailed.
source: @soompi, soompi, naver 1 2