Bank data of 20 million customers leaked in South Korea

In the latest case, an employee from personal credit ratings firm Korea Credit Bureau KCB has been arrested and accused of stealing the data from customers of three credit card firms while working for them as a temporary consultant.Seoul’s financial regulators on Sunday confirmed the number of affected users as at least 20 million, in a country of 50 million.The stolen data includes the customers’ names, social security numbers, phone numbers, and credit card numbers and expiration dates, the Financial Supervisory Service FSS said in a statement.

via Bank data of 20 million customers leaked in South Korea | ZDNet.

That’s just less than 1/2 the population! And goes to show, humans are usually the weakest link in these kind of things.

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