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Presidential Office Hacked

DATA PROTECTION—SOUTH KOREA

July 1, 2013

A hacking attack on the presidential office has resulted in the leak of 100,000 individuals’ personal information, ZDNet reports. The information includes names, birth dates, ID numbers and both online and offline addresses, the report states. Users’ registration numbers—similar to Social Security numbers—were not affected because they were encrypted. The presidential office has issued an apology and is offering compensation to those affected.
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