[ISN] Hackers arrested over data leakage

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2985550 BY CHOI MO-RAN joongang.co.kr Feb 27, 2014 Authorities said yesterday that they have arrested three hackers suspected of leaking the personal data of 17 million people from 225 websites. The Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency announced yesterday that it had arrested the trio, who stole personal data from Korean websites and sold it to loan lenders and chauffeur service companies in exchange for about 100 million won ($93,793). According to the police, the websites’ security networks were not secure enough to prevent infiltration. The hackers uploaded malicious coding onto posts on online boards, gaining control over the domain once site administrators clicked on them. The hackers told the police that they were easily able to steal the personal data since most of the websites didn’t encrypt the personal data of their members. […]