Cyworld

Korean Court Orders SK Communications to Pay Damages to ID Theft Victims

The 2011 hack affecting SK Communications, operator of Nate and Cyworld, currently stands as 10th on DataLossDB’s list of largest all-time breaches, affecting 35 million people. The breach not only resulted in lawsuits, but contributed to the government reversing its plans to implement a real-name registration policy. In the latest development,  a Seoul court...

SK Communications to appeal data breach ruling awarding damages to consumer

Kim Yoo-chul reports: SK Communications, operator of the immensely-popular Cyworld (www.cyworld.com) social network website, is challenging a damage compensation awarded to one of its customers who sued the company over its lax protection of private data. She is among many users of Cyworld and Nate (www.nate.com) , another SK Communications service, who have pursued...

Kr: Court orders SK Communications to pay compensation for info leakage

Another follow-up on a massive data breach that resulted in the South Korean government discarding its plan to enforce real-name registration. Yonhap News reports:  A South Korean court ordered on Sunday the operator of the country’s third most-visited Internet portal to pay out compensation to a user whose information was leaked during last month’s...

Kr: Nate, Cyworld users pursue class action amid identity theft fears

Kim Yoo-chul reports: The situation can’t get any worse for SK Communications, the operator of Cyworld and Nate, following a hacking attack that compromised the personal information of 35 million of its customers. Stock prices of the Internet unit of the telecommunications giant SK Telecom plummeted. Officials admitted that the recent data loss may...

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...