They just never quit do they? South Korea is the latest victim of a major data breach courtesy of Chinese hackers. Korean retailer Shinsegae, in addition 24 other companies, reported the theft of approximately 20 million customer accounts and private data. Police tracked down 3 South Koreans for attempting to sell the information online. The original Chinese hackers are still at large.
The government security agency plans on launching a probe into whether the corporations implemented adequate security measures to prevent such a theft. Otherwise, somebody gonna get fired. To date this has been the worst data breach in the country’s history.
“Shinsegae issued a statement of apology after data on 3.3 million of its customers was leaked from its online shopping mall.” (link)