Korea – Chinese Hackers Infatuated with Koreans’ Personal Info

Chinese computer hackers are apparently hell-bent on obtaining Korean nationals’ personal information, with the number of thefts growing larger.

Alarmingly, Internet users can easily obtain the credit card details of more than 5,000 Koreans by simply downloading a “Korean resident registration number generator” on a Chinese website.

And when browsing “Korean name and identity number” on Baidu, China’s biggest Web portal, nearly 1.4 million results pop up, many of them containing a database showing the personal details of thousands of Koreans.

via The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea – Chinese Hackers Infatuated with Koreans’ Personal Info.


About gatoMalo

I am a veteran served on the USS Saratoga. After the military I worked on computers for the last 30 or so years. I worked as a hardware, software, network, email, groupware developer and security dude. I am now an abuelo. I belive in guarding the guards. We are all citizen warriors for our country the 5th battlefield is Cyber Space so here I am. Later, quis custodiet ipsos custodes? View all posts by gatoMalo

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