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Probe finds KT website hacked 12 million times
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:06:49 +0000 (UTC)

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2986949

JoongAng Ilbo
March 26, 2014

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said yesterday it confirmed that hackers accessed KT’s website more than 12 million times over the past three months.

The ministry announced the results of a public-private task force investigation into KT’s massive personal information leak.

The investigation found similar vulnerabilities at nine other KT websites, in addition to the main site, and discovered KT had not detected that hackers were accessing the site as many as 341,000 times a day.

Hackers collected personal information by adjusting customer account numbers using an ID and password from the Paros hacking program.

In order to gather as much personal information as quickly as possible, hackers were found to have created an automated program, which uses random numbers to search for customer service contract numbers.

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