It was recently confirmed that the “Shincheonji cult” homepage was shut down following a hack performed by a middle school student.

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Ahead of the shutdown, Shincheonji’s “fake news Q&A” page was replaced with a message that read, “Shincheonji’s site has been taken over by a middle school student, hahaha” along with a photo of a statue of Buddha.

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The Q&A page that the hacker manipulated contained Shincheonji’s stance on what they claimed was “fake news” regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

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The questions on the page consisted of the public’s perception of Shincheonji, claiming they were spreading the virus through church practices.

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The answers stressed that Shincheonji had halted all church activities and that there were many false rumors being spread about them.

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Once it was discovered that the page was hacked by a middle school student, the church quickly took the page down.

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The “Shincheonji cult” is currently under fire in Korea for reportedly spreading the virus, causing the country to have the second-most infections in the world followed by China.

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Korea’s number of coronavirus cases is currently at 5621.