South Korea Wants Help to Arrest Alleged Cyber-Criminals

South Korea Wants Help to Arrest Alleged Cyber-Criminals

South Korea is seeking assistance from the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to arrest two foreign nationals suspected of being cyber-criminal gang leaders.

The two individuals allegedly played a key role in multiple cyber-attacks and a major extortion scam that claimed victims in both South Korea and the United States. 

On Friday, South Korea said that it had asked Interpol to issue a “Red Notice" for the suspects to bring them to the country to face prosecution. 

Red notices, the most consequential type of notice Interpol can issue, "seek the location and arrest of a person wanted by a legal jurisdiction or an international tribunal with a view to his/her extradition."

The notice isn't an arrest warrant, but it is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action.

The Korean Police Agency said it has received domestic arrest warrants for the two suspects. However, the names of the two suspects have not been released. But it has been reported that one of the suspects is a Ukrainian national who was detained along with five other people by Ukrainian

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