More Than 1000 Korean Men Fall Victim To Hidden Camera Phishing — Their Personal Details And Compromising Videos Released Online
It was recently revealed that around 1000 men fell victim to a hidden camera phishing scam.
According to a victim, he had met a woman through a dating app and they had exchanged social media details. After they took things off the app, they entered a video call using social media. During the video call, the woman attempted to further things.
As the woman had also participated sexually during the call, the victim did not think twice about following suit, despite the fact that they were practically strangers. However, as her requests grew odd, he began to suspect that it could be a phishing scam. According to the victim, the woman asked him to get into positions that would show certain body parts and also asked him to urinate at the spot in which he was sitting at.
As his suspicions grew, he began to search up foreign porn sites in order to get to the bottom of things.
He found that she had been uploading videos of her victims in similar situations. He realized that his identity and voice had been leaked in an uploaded hidden camera video along with his body in compromised positions.
Upon investigation, Korean media reporters found out that these videos were solicited via adult websites and social media. The perpetrator had been selling these videos through Twitter and online communities, of 4 videos for around $100 USD.
Reporters got in contact with someone who had purchased the videos and found out that the set included various photos of the victims in their daily lives, taken from their social media accounts. These would be given to consumers, along with the illegal video content.
It was found that over 1257 men had fallen victim to the perpetrator’s ploys. Included are minors, army men, civil servants, dancers, college students, and more. She would include any personal details she knew as well, such as college name, age, real names, etc.
To prevent being caught, she would ask consumers to provide their identity card and confirm their identity through a video call. It would also prevent her videos from being resold.
The unfortunate incident has since been made known to the police and an investigation is underway.