Data stolen from 35 million South Korean social networking users

Graham Cluley writes:


Hackers have broken into the popular South Korean websites Nate and Cyworld earlier this week, and stolen information about 35 million social networking users.

Names, email addresses, phone numbers and resident registration numbers of users are said to have been compromised.

The BBC reports that the Korean Communications Commission has pointed the finger of blame at Chinese hackers, after it was discovered that the IP addresses of intruding computers were based in the country.

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  1. Sang @ AlertBoot - July 29, 2011

    There is more information at NPR ( Also, I was a past user of the site. Based on the breach notification I’ve seen, the hacked information includes “ID, name, date of birth, email address, sex, blood type, physical address, phone numbers (wireless and landline), encrypted citizen ID number (aka, SSN), and encrypted password” which includes a little more than what NPR is reporting.

    I’ve blogged about it here ( Feel free to modify/delete this last part, though. I know you don’t like linking to commercial sites. And thanks again for all the work you do on this site!

    • admin - July 30, 2011

      Thanks, Sang! And I do link to commercial sites, like yours, when they have additional details that I don’t have from other sources.

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