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Authorities Arrest Hacking Suspects

DATA LOSS—SOUTH KOREA

August 2, 2012

South Korean authorities have arrested two computer programmers suspected of hacking into Korea Telecom’s database and stealing personal information, The Verge reports. Korea Telecom says the hacked data includes user names, telephone numbers and resident registration numbers of 8.7 million subscribers, the report states. Police are also investigating seven additional suspects. “We deeply apologise for worrying you,” the company told its subscribers last weekend, adding it will provide additional safeguards.
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