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College Student Charged in Alleged eMail Hacking and Attempted Extortion

(November 17, 2008) A Kentucky college student has been charged with identity theft and unlawful access to a computer for allegedly breaking into other students' email accounts at the University of the Cumberlands and using the access and information to blackmail them. Sungkook Kim allegedly threatened to divulge the contents of certain messages unless the students complied with his demands. He also allegedly placed spyware on computers at the college library to harvest the information necessary to access the email accounts and used someone else's wireless router to send the threatening messages.
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