An experienced white hacker and security expert shared his thoughts on the disclosure of V and Jennie's personal images.
The former entertainment industry writer Lee Jin-YouTube ho's channel, "Entertainment President Lee Jin-ho," posted a video titled "I asked a hacker- Why the V Jenny leak originated" on August 29.
The expert affirmed that the images aren't altered before elaborating,
"After investigating, I don't see any trace of editing or manipulation in the leaked photos. All photos are stored on mobile phones or cloud accounts, and if they are hacked, the photos will be leaked."
"Releasing the photos one by one is also to attract the victim's attention, saying, 'I have sensitive information (on you).' The reason for revealing them one by one like this is that if you disclose them all at once, the heat can quickly fade, so you can continue dragging them in this way and use the media to negotiate with the victims. Real private photos are only shown to the parties without revealing them online, and there are times when they ask for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The most expensive case I knew was 1.5 billion won (which is around 1.1 million US dollars).'"