Korea: Insider breach at Samsung Card may have affected 800,000 customers

Databreaches.net, September 8, 2011

Earlier this week, I noted a news story that Samsung Card in South Korea had referred an insider breach to the police.  A report in the Korea Herald reveals the breach may be huge: Samsung Card Co., South Korea’s leading card firm, is suspected of having come under an online security breach that could have leaked about 800,000 customers’ personal data, sources said Thursday. Samsung Card has asked the police to investigate an employee regarding the suspected leakage of customer data, including their names and mobile phone numbers. Sources said Samsung Card submitted to the police a document in which an employee of the card firm confessed that about 800,000 customers’ data might have been leaked. “But for now, the exact extent of the damage is unknown,” said an official at Samsung Card. http://www.databreaches.net/?p=20469

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