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South Korea personal data stolen on 20 million customers

South Korean citizens are the latest to be hit my a major data breach, according to Korean company and government officials.

Published Tue, Jan 21 2014 10:19 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

A representative from the Korea Credit Bureau (KCB) has reportedly been arrested following accusations he stole personal customer information from three different credit card companies, media reports from South Korea indicate.

South Korea personal data stolen on 20 million customers | TweakTown.com

The stolen information includes full customer names, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and expiration dates, and phone numbers, according to the South Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). The information was continually stolen from May 2012 until December 2013, with the suspect saving information on a flash drive.

Companies and government agencies providing access to large amounts of personal information must now combat the information from being mistakenly released - or intentionally stolen and later shared - as customers demand better privacy protection.

NEWS SOURCE:news.sky.com

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