Naver raver charged over 25 MEEELLION account breach palaver

  • 27 March 2014
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A 31-year-old South Korean has been charged with using stolen personal information to hack the online accounts of 25 million users of the country’s popular Naver portal.

The Asian nation’s National Police Agency said the suspect purchased the data – including names, addresses, internet IDs and passwords – back in August last year, according to the Korea Herald.

The man, surnamed Seo, apparently then used the details to hack the accounts and send out spam messages and other “illicit emails”, the content of which is not mentioned in the report.

Seo is said to have made 160 million won (£90,000) worth of ill-gotten gains.
 
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