With the nation's focus on the rescue efforts, the government is warning about a text scam.
The text falsely indicates that it is a message from Yonhap News Agency and includes a link to a video of the rescue operations at the site where the ferry is located.
And smartphone users who click on this link, a malicious app is installed that will leak the personal information
embedded in the device.
It then induces the users to install a fake banking app that will then extract financial information
of the users.
It is not yet sure how many are affected by this scam.
The government is trying to prevent further spread of this text and plans to distribute a vaccine to the users.