Hung Wing-sum, 26, pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office for obtaining the personal information of 215 public officers from the Immigration Department's computer system without authorization and then releasing the info on Telegram groups from September 2019 to last August.

The 215 people doxxed were 20 government officials, five judicial officers, 37 politicians, 69 police officers, five family members of government officials, one family member of a police officer and 78 public figures.

Sentencing her today, District judge Stanley Chan Kwong-chi asked Hung to read from the mitigation letter written by her parents.

It said: “It's illusory satisfaction (on the internet) which makes you get thrown into jail.”

Hung, who joined the department in August 2018, provided the information collected to two Telegram groups that share personal information of police officers and their family members.