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 August 11, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Online

It appears that a massive data breach affecting 35 million South Koreans who use popular portal and social networking sites Nate and Cyworld has served as a wake-up call for the government:

The South Korea government will push ahead with plans to scrap the current real-name system for Internet users in the wake of the country’s worst online security breach, local media reported Thursday.

The Ministry of Public Administration and Security is set to report to ruling party lawmakers about comprehensive measures to protect personal information online, including abolishing the real- name registration system, Yonhap news agency said.


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