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Hackers Access Data on 420,000

DATA LOSS—SOUTH KOREA

April 11, 2011

South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service has launched an investigation into a car manufacturer's consumer finance unit, Reuters reports. Hyundai Capital said the personal information of about 420,000 of its 1.8 million customers was leaked when a hacker accessed its database, the report states. Hyundai has launched its own investigation and says that some customer passwords may have been accessed. The company holds data on auto financing, personal loans and home mortgages. 
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