The prosecution has decided to bolster its cybercrime investigation center to better cope with hacking and other illegalities on the Internet.
It will assign an additional 25 investigators to its cybercrime squad which is currently comprised of eight officers, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said Sunday.
The cybercrime investigation center tracks down hackers, electronic commerce fraud, the leak of private information, and other crimes that are committed on the Internet.
“We expect this enforcement of investigations will provide a great leverage for the cybercrime investigation center to crack down on all kinds of crimes on the Internet,” a prosecution official said.
Its move comes as the number of cybercrimes jumped to 164,536 cases in 2009 from 136,819 in 2008.
Article from: The Korea Times