Wednesday, September 10, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, September 8 2008] 3 Held in Leak of GS Caltex Data

The loss of customer data at GS Caltex, Korea's second largest refinery, was potentially the largest leakage of personal information in Korea to date. DVDs containing residence registration numbers, home addresses, and phone numbers of a total of 11.25 million GS Caltex customers, including senior political and government figures, were reported to have been found in a district of bars and restaurants in the upscale Gangnam area in Seoul.

The Cyber Terror Response Center of the National Police Agency on Sunday sought arrest warrants for three people, Chung (28), an employee of GS Nextation, a GS Caltex subsidiary, Wang (28), Chung's alleged accomplice and high school classmate, and Kim (24), an acquaintance of Wang's. According to police, Chung was handling the customer database at Nextation, which operates the Caltex call center.

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