KR: Stolen data on 25 million used in attack on Naver

Kim Young-won reports:

A 31-year-old was recently booked by the police for infiltrating the accounts of 25 million people on Naver, the nation’s largest Web portal.

According to the National Police Agency on Wednesday, the suspect, surnamed Seo, purchased the private information of 25 million people from a Korean-Chinese in August this year.

Seo then used the data, which included the names, residential numbers, Internet IDs and passwords, to hack into Naver accounts.

He sent spam messages and other illicit emails to the Naver account holders to rake in illegal profit of some 160 million won ($148,000).

Read more on The Korea Herald

h/t, The Hacker News

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