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Over 35 million South Korean Internet users allegedly hacked by Chinese

Posted by on 28/07/2011

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The Korea Communications Commission has officially reported that over 35 million Internet users in South Korea had critical data stolen from them, including social security numbers and email addresses. 

The hacker targeted two major online social network portals, Cyworld and Nate, compromising the system and downloading the data. SK Communications reported that the hacker had a Chinese-based IP address, but it is yet to be seen if the criminals were really based there or just using some sort of spoofing method such as a proxy. With the rise of Internet hacking organizations and crimes taking place this year, this alleged hack ranks up to be the biggest ever in South Korean history.

Internet hacking is somewhat commonplace in South Korea due to the fact that their population is so Internet savvy and almost 80% of their users have Internet access. The investigation is said to take weeks to months, but we doubt anything will come of it since previous claims of Chinese hacking into their systems have never come to any resolve.

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