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Breach Affects 35 Million

DATA LOSS—SOUTH KOREA

July 29, 2011

A hacking operation has compromised the personal information of approximately 35 million South Koreans who use the country's largest social networking site and a major search engine, CNET News reports. The company that runs the Cyworld social networking site and the Nate portal site confirmed that malicious code was used to expose names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, resident registration numbers and passwords of users. SK Communications, the company that operates the sites, is creating a hotline to help affected individuals avoid phishing scams and spam. 
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