From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 04:07:31 -0500 (CDT)

By John Leyden
The Register
28th July 2011

Personal information on as many as 35 million users of a South Korean 
social network site may have been exposed as the result of what has been 
described as the country's biggest ever hack attack.

Local authorities were quick to blame hack attacks against the Cyworld 
social networking website and the Nate web portal – both of which are 
run by SK Telecom – on Chinese hackers, the BBC reports.

Names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other details may have been 
exposed through the Cyworld hack, which follows previous attacks against 
South Korean government sites and financial service firms. North Korea 
has been implicated in some of these hacks.

South Korean police are reportedly investigating the cyberattack against 
Cyworld – a social network with a SIMS-like environment featuring 
avatars and virtual apartments – and Nate, which offers webmail.


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