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[ISN] Nearly everyone in SOUTH KOREA HACKED IN ONE GO
By John Leyden
28th July 2011
Personal information on as many as 35 million users of a South Korean
social network site may have been exposed as the result of what has been
described as the country's biggest ever hack attack.
Local authorities were quick to blame hack attacks against the Cyworld
social networking website and the Nate web portal â both of which are
run by SK Telecom â on Chinese hackers, the BBC reports.
Names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other details may have been
exposed through the Cyworld hack, which follows previous attacks against
South Korean government sites and financial service firms. North Korea
has been implicated in some of these hacks.
South Korean police are reportedly investigating the cyberattack against
Cyworld â a social network with a SIMS-like environment featuring
avatars and virtual apartments â and Nate, which offers webmail.
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