Remember during the summer there was the uproar after Nate was hacked and the personal details of millions of Koreans were stolen?
Well, recently Nate were fined millions, or I should say billions of won for this serious discrepancy. Proper order.
Anyway, if you’re thinking that this was the end of it, think again.
Allow me to add an anecdote to this situation which may be based on coincidence but contains so much coincidence that it is likely to be a result of an account being hacked.
My wife is a user of Cyworld, the site which was initially hacked. She doesn’t really bother with Facebook or anything like that and hardly checks her email, unlike her husband, but she likes to post the odd photograph on the internet for her friends to see. Many of these photographs involve the two of us doing something adorable. There are no national secrets, no bank details, nothing of much value on the black market, except for Herself’s real-name verification details, especially her ID number. When she heard about this attack she immediately changed her password on all sites which could be reached through her email and the same password. There was not much else that could be done right?
Anyway, we never thought much of it until this afternoon while checking her email these two emails appeared in her inbox:
My wife has not used Hyundai Mall for over a year. While I’m here, there was also this little titbit…
These emails are from Hyundai Mall and Nate saying that a request was made to change her password and for her to follow the following steps. My wife NEVER requested to do this.