Personal data of some 35 mln hacked in S Korea

15:51, July 28, 2011      

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Personal information on some 35 million users of Nate and Cyworld, a portal site and a web community site operated by SK Communications in South Korea, was hacked by outside sources, local media reported Thursday.

SK Communications, a unit of the country's conglomerate SK Group, said on Thursday that it suffered a leakage of users' personal information on July 26.

Nate is the country's third-largest portal behind Naver and Daum. Cyworld is the country's biggest social network service with its users up to 33 million.

The exact scale of the hacking, which SK Communications said seems to be related to a malicious virus attack from China, is yet to be figured, but information such as names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses and identification numbers is confirmed to have been leaked.

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