Nearly everyone in SOUTH KOREA HACKED IN ONE GO

Discussion in 'In The News' started by roundabout, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. roundabout

    roundabout VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Nearly everyone in SOUTH KOREA HACKED IN ONE GO

    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.

    Mark Darvill, director at security appliance firm AEP Networks, commented: "By any standard this is a massive attack and one of many in recent months where the finger has been pointed at hackers based in China. It's too early to say whether this attack is politically motivated or merely an attempt to steal personal information for financial gain.

    "It's now becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between attacks on military, communications, financial, civilian or critical infrastructure targets," he added.

    There are approximately 49 million people in South Korea in total, so it would appear that the great majority of them who are online at all may have been hacked. ®

    Source:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/28/cyworld_korea_megahack/
     
  2. airin

    airin Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    766
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Key Largo, FL!
    Man... I need to figure out how to monetize all of these foreign people online. I have been saying this for years and have never had the time to invest in it. I keep seeing 2001 - 2004 US online marketing all over again... it was so much easier to make money then it is today.
     
  3. JohnFarrell

    JohnFarrell VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That article uses some faulty logic.

    That assumes everyone on that side is 1 unique and 2 all from South Korea.
     
  4. PushSend

    PushSend VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,927
    Likes Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Paradise
    I just got some sweet Korean email data on a disc, around 35MM active records if anyone's interested.

    :help:
     
  5. Fun4uoc

    Fun4uoc VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Are they any AFF's with kimchi offers?

    Mmmmmm, kimchi :eating:
     
  6. PushSend

    PushSend VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,927
    Likes Received:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Paradise
    I can hook you up with a SoJu offer :alcoholic:
     
  7. DoldGigga

    DoldGigga VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Might be worth making time to invest in it because I think you are right about that. On the other hand, asians are more leary about buying online and prefer face-to-face dealings...that's not to say you can't entice them with a Starcraft offer (trade your firstborn child for a 1-year paid subscription to play online, etc).

    Hook me up broski! I'll take some korean with a bowl of chinese and a dash of japanese to round it off. Ping pang ching chong ding dang, man!
     

Share This Page