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Friday, July 29, 2011

Personal info of 35 mil. people stolen in S.Korea

The personal data of about 35 million Internet users in South Korea was stolen from popular websites in a cyber attack. The theft is believed to have originated in China.

South Korea's Communications Commission said on Thursday that hackers attacked the Nate portal and the Cyworld blogging site.

South Korean police are investigating the crime.

The data stolen includes user names, addresses, mobile phone numbers, and email addresses.

The South Korean government has set up an office to give advice to the victims.

The Communications Commission, the country's communications regulator, is urging vigilance as the stolen information could be used in telephone scams, which are increasingly rampant in South Korea. It also warns that victims might receive large amounts of spam. (source)