Top 10 Data Breaches from 2011: #8

#8:  Cyworld

Summary:  About 35M records were taken from South Korea’s largest social networking site.

Details: The records taken included phone numbers, email addresses, names and encrypted information about the sites’ members.  It is believed a foreign government took the data.

Why Significant:  This breach highlights what a significant data repository social networking has become.  In this case, it is presumed that a foreign government found the data useful enough to take it all. What does this say about Facebook’s value to government and private hackers?

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