Police to Treat Hidden Cameras as Cyber Terrorism

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SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire)Moving forward, South Korean law enforcement agencies will be treating hidden camera crimes as cyber terrorism.

This new designation applies not only to those who capture the illicit footage, but also those who distribute such materials.

The National Police Agency said that it was adding 159 police investigators currently in charge of cyber terror to a team tapped to crack down on illegal filming.

These hardline investigators will be investigating hidden camera crimes in association with the cyber sexual violence investigation team at each local municipality office.

The investigators will initially be looking into illegal porn websites that were reported by the public to civic groups, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, the Korea Communications Standards Commission and other government entities.

At present, the police have cracked down on 860 websites that feature

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