I-PIN Online Security System Hacked
Korea’s Internet Personal Identification Number (I-PIN) system was reportedly hacked for the first time and over 750,000 numbers were stolen, according to officials. The I-PIN system was established as a replacement for people using their resident registration numbers for online accounts and transactions. According to the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, some 2,000 local IP addresses were used in conjunction with Chinese software in the hack. Some of the stolen I-PINs have reportedly been used to register for or change personal information on online gaming/gambling sites. All of the compromised I-PINs have been suspended pending a full investigation.