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PostSubject: Korea MapleStory breached, 13 million accounts exposed   Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:52 am



The famously hacked Sony has a sympathetic shoulder this week, as Nexon recently discovered a massive breach that's exposed over 13 million MapleStory
player accounts to cyber ne'er-do-wells. Discovered this past Thursday,
the breach was solely limited to South Korea, as Nexon hosts separate
countries on their own servers.

This means that any South Korean MapleStory player's
information is at risk, including user IDs, names, passwords, and
residential registration numbers. This information could potentially be
stolen and used for a variety of crimes.

While there's been no word whether actual personal information has been
stolen, Nexon nevertheless urged these 13+ million subscribers to change
their passwords. The company has contacted the police to ask for a
formal investigation.

This comes at an unfortunate time for the company, as Nexon is poised to present its IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December.

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