On the 23rd, the Seoul Transportation Corporation seized the prosecution’s investigation of Jeon Joo-hwan (31), the perpetrator of the ‘Sindang Station Stalking Murder Case’ and searched him.
The dedicated investigation team of the Seoul Central Prosecutor’s Office (Team Leader Kim Soo-min, Division 3 Chief Detective) sends investigators to the information operation center of the Seoul Transportation Corporation in Seongdong-gu, Seoul on the same day to secure internal computer records.
The search and seizure was reported to confirm the circumstances in which Chun, who had worked as a station worker at Seoul Transportation Corporation, was able to access the company’s internal network despite not having authority after his dismissal, and the company’s personal information management status.
The prosecution, which received the case from the police on the 21st, formed a dedicated investigation team of four prosecutors and began a reinforced investigation.
According to the police investigation, Jeon was sued by the victim in October last year for threatening to distribute illegally filmed photos and forcing them to meet. After that, the Seoul Transportation Corporation was informed of the start of the investigation, and its position was rejected. After that, it was confirmed that Jeon contacted the company’s internal network, Metronet, and understood the victim’s former residence, workplace and work schedule.
In general, the right to access the corporation’s internal network is only deprived once the disciplinary process has begun after the trial relating to the offense has been completed. In this regard, the Personal Information Protection Committee is currently investigating the possibility of illegality should Mr Chun access the personal information processing system without permission.
Kim Soo-hyun, reporter at Hankyung.com email@example.com