Singer Baek Ji Young previously took legal action against netizens who spread nasty rumors and malicious comments concerning her unfortunate miscarriage. And on November 5, Seoul Suseo Police Department revealed that a number of netizens have been arrested.
According to the police, four people were booked and indicted without physical detention for leaving malicious comments on the internet for over a month starting back in May. One netizen was in the middle of his military service, and the others were ordinary students or salaryman.
The police department is planning to strictly handle any malicious circulators online who try to damage an individual. This legal action is intended to set up an example to prevent further outbreak of such events.