300,000 K Box users’ information hacked and leaked by hackers protesting toll charges increase

Irene Tham reports:

Attempts to fix the website of troubled karaoke bar chain K Box after the personal data of over 300,000 customers was exposed on Tuesday have led to the website being intermittently unavailable today.

A company representative said its technical staff has been testing its computer systems, but did not provide details.


The leaked data included names, addresses and mobile-phone and identity card numbers, although some are outdated. Also exposed were K Box membership numbers and the loyalty points earned. The list included some local celebrities.

Read more on The Straits Times.

A statement on K Box’s web site today says that they learned from media reports that the data may also have included marital status, date of birth, and email addresses. The notice, signed by Priscilla Ng, COO of K Box, noted that exposed data had already been removed from at least six web sites.

Both the police and Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC)  are investigating.

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