South Korean presidential site loses data

Last updated 16:14 01/07/2013

Relevant offers

Digital Living

New Zealand virtual and augmented reality innovators set up association Robot pilots may someday fly passenger planes Want a sure-fire well-paid job? Train to fight computer hackers Marlborough Sounds cruising guide app will be accessible anywhere 'Iron Man' wants to voice Mark Zuckerberg's virtual assistant Missing man's Facebook account suddenly comes alive, worrying family New Zealand women not immune from 'revenge porn' culture Apple Pay arrives in New Zealand Don't be sure big tech breakthroughs are behind us How to be the family IT hero

South Korea says personal information was stolen from its presidential website in a cyberattack last week that coincided with a shutdown of North Korean websites.

Yonhap news agency reported that about 100,000 subscribers' accounts were hacked on the presidential website. It cited an unidentified presidential official. The president's office acknowledged the loss of data but couldn't confirm the details.

The Blue House has apologized on its website for allowing names, birthdates and IDs to be stolen. Passwords were not compromised.

Several North and South Korean websites shut down Wednesday, the anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The Korean Peninsula remains technically at war because the 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce.

Seoul blames hacking for last week's shutdown. North Korea hasn't commented.

Ad Feedback

- AP


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content