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eBay's Korean Unit Apologizes for Hacking Incident




eBay's Korean Unit Apologizes for Hacking Incident
eBay's Korean Unit Apologizes for Hacking Incident



http://www.telecomskorea.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5518&Itemid=2 

by T_Korea    
17 April 2008

U.S. auction giant eBay's Korean unit apologized Thursday for a hacking 
incident that lead to leaks of private information of more than 10 
million users of its service.

Park Joo-man, president of Internet Auction, said in an e-mail apology 
sent to affected users that the hacking of its website in early February 
lead to the leaking of information of some 10,810,000 users as of its 
latest tally with the police.

Internet Auction is controlled by the San Jose, California-based eBay.

"We deeply apologize for causing concern resulting from the hacking 
crime," Park said.

The company, after a joint investigation with the police, said that more 
than 90 percent of the information outflow was of names, IDs and 
resident registration numbers. Credit card and passwords were not likely 
included in the leak, it added.

The company and the police allege that a user with the ID named "fuckkr" 
may have hacked into the company's website using a type of worm via an 
overseas IP address.

YonhapNewsAgency


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