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[ISN] Nearly everyone in SOUTH KOREA HACKED IN ONE GO



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/28/cyworld_korea_megahack/

By John Leyden
The Register
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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