by Mike Masnick
Fri, Jul 29th 2011 3:42pm
We've talked about some massive data breaches in the past, but a recent hack attack in South Korea apparently resulted in personal information on 35 million people being copied. The country has a population somewhere around 49 million... meaning that over 70% of South Koreans had their personal info copied by someone. Authorities are blaming China, though it's not clear if that's really the case. Either way, whoever did the hack got "user IDs, passwords, social security numbers, names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses." At least the SSNs and passwords were encrypted, so it's not quite as bad as it could have been. But it basically sounds like if you have internet access in South Korea, someone probably got your data.
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