Korean who hacked Globe Telecom’s network arrested in Cebu
Cebu City – A Korean national was nabbed by authorities here Thursday for hacking into the international gateway facilities of Globe Telecom.
Jin Sung Kim, who owns a restaurant in Cebu City and found engaging in illegal international simple resale (ISR) activities, was detained at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Central Visayas (CIDG-7) cell.
Police Officer 1 Glenn Patrick Mendoza of CIDG-7 on Friday said Kim was charged for violating Section 33 of Republic Act No. 8792, or the E-Commerce Law and R.A. 8383, or the Access Device Regulation Act of 1998, together with his Filipino business partner.
The Korean’s business partner, identified as Blessy Sauro Encluna, however, remains at large as she was not around when CIDG-7 operatives raided Hong’s Restaurant on Salinas Drive in Barangay Lahug past 2 p.m. Thursday.
Mendoza said the 49-year-old Kim was released Friday morning after posting bail for his temporary liberty.
In a statement released Friday, Globe Telecom said ISR refers to the unauthorized routing and completing of international long distance calls using lines, cables, antennae, and/or air wave frequency, and connecting these calls directly to the local or domestic exchange facilities of the country where destined.
Operators of ISR often lease dedicated lines to make direct calls abroad and use the facilities to sell international call minutes to consumers at a much lower price.
Globe said the rampant practice of ISR is robbing off the network of revenues, which are supposed to subsidize capital extensive local exchange networks that allows landline users to enjoy competitive monthly charges.
Globe has been working with local government units and police forces for over a decade now in the battle against ISR syndicates in the country. (PNA)