South Korea probing KT data breach

Dylan Bushell-Embling
10 Mar 2014

KT has fallen victim to a major and prolonged data breach involving the theft of personal data on around 12 million subscribers.

South Korean authorities have arrested three suspects for allegedly hacking into KT's website and stealing the records, Yonhap Newsreported.

Police say the stolen data includes victims' names, resident registration numbers and bank account information. The theft allegedly took place over the span of a year, with attackers collecting up to 300,000 records in a single day.

South Korea's telecom ministry has announced plans to set up a team of government officials, online security specialists and members of telecom regulator KCC to investigate the incident. The ministry will also set up a 24-hour call center to allow victims to report on damages incurred from the breach.

KT has meanwhile been ordered to inform victims about the breach and set up a webpage to allow users to check if their information was taken.

Related content

Follow Telecom Asia Sport!
No Comments Yet! Be the first to share what you think!
This website uses cookies
This provides customers with a personalized experience and increases the efficiency of visiting the site, allowing us to provide the most efficient service. By using the website and accepting the terms of the policy, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.