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Massive personal data leak in South Korea

August 27, 2014

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A 24-year old man was arrested by Korean police for misuse of personal data of 27 million people (more than 70% of entire population of South Korea). He allegedly obtained the data from Chinese hacker and used them to break into online gaming accounts to steal virtual game items and currencies. The stolen things were then sold for real money. Aside the main perpetrator, the police has arrested further 15 people who played part in the conspiracy.

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