Chinese Hackers Blamed for Latest Leak at Nate- Cyworld | The Chosun Ilbo

Chinese hackers were responsible for stealing the personal information of 35 million users of Internet portal Nate and blogging site Cyworld, police said on Thursday.

The stolen information, which included the people’s names and resident registration numbers, may be used to facilitate spam mail or voice phishing.

The Cyber Terror Response Center of the National Police Agency briefed reporters on the findings of their investigation, saying that the hackers used ALZip, a Korean file compression program, to access the data. The stolen personal information was leaked to a server that is believed to be based in China via another server in a third location. The ALZip program produced by ESTsoft is distributed free of charge and has around 14 million users.

via The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea – Chinese Hackers Blamed for Latest Leak at Nate, Cyworld.

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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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