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Another big data theft in South Korea

March 7, 2014

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Korean Police has announced arrest of three individuals associated with the theft of personal data of 12 million customers of Korean Telecom which has 16 million customers in total. Two of the arrested are hackers who managed to breach into KT system and one is telemarketer who used the stolen data to sell handsets to the KT’s customers. It is the second time in relatively short period when large scale theft of personal data then used for marketing purposes has been uncovered in South Korea.

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