“Digital Prison” vigilante website targeting sex crimes shuts down

“Digital Prison is explicitly an illegal website,” said Son Jae-woo, chief of a cyber investigation team of police seeking to track down its operators. A Seoul university student was found dead early in September following weeks of harassment by strangers after the website featured his photograph and details, police said. A message on the website said it existed to serve the public by bringing down social judgment on sex crime suspects despite lenient legal punishment. Police cleared Chae, who works at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, but the experience took a toll. “It would have been easier to heal if I had been beaten by a known suspect, but I felt helpless, as there is no way to tell who is behind this in the cyber world,” Chae told Reuters.

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