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Further Cyber Breach Hits Korea With Epson Falling Victim

LogRhythm : 24 August, 2011  (Technical Article)
Korean reputation for widespread connectivity under observation from the security world as the country gets hit by second major security breach
Further Cyber Breach Hits Korea With Epson Falling Victim
This weekend, Epson Korea announced that its website had been hacked, leading to a breach of 350,000 customer records, including phone numbers, email addresses, names and coded data. This attack comes hot on the heels of South Korea’s biggest ever cyber security breach, an incident involving the theft of personal information belonging to 35 million social networking users, stolen from two of the nation’s most popular websites (Nate Internet portal and the Cyworld blogging site).

Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director for international markets, LogRhythm, has made the following comments:

“South Korea is one of the world’s most technically aware societies and was recently dubbed ‘The World’s Most Wired’ country. As a result it will be interesting to observe the knock-on effects that these latest data breaches will have. In a society as connected as South Korea’s, it is not unrealistic to assume that this kind of data loss would lead to a dramatic increase in incidents of fraud and identity theft. This potential fallout from South Korea’s recent breaches may give us a glimpse into our future as it will provide an insight into the implications of cyber crime in a society where the majority of the population relies heavily on IT.

“As people across the globe follow the Korean example and become increasingly dependent on the online world, the amount of sensitive data stored and managed by organisations will increase exponentially. It is therefore critical that organisations develop a better understanding of their own systems in order to ensure data is handled according to regulations and best practice principles. The Epson Korea breach is a perfect case in point. The company has come clean about being unable to find any evidence whatsoever left behind by the hackers – indicating that Epson didn’t have the visibility required to effectively monitor IT systems and identify anomalous behaviour.

“The ability to detect and respond to suspicious activity in real-time depends on the centralised, automated collection and analysis of log data generated by networks. All the clues pointing to this breach would have been stored in the logs and, had a continuous monitoring system been in place to provide an alert, would have made detecting and stopping hackers before they stole user data an easier task.

“As the consequences of data breaches are becoming more and more severe, organisations must ensure that they learn lessons from incidents like these so that they are prepared for the risks associated with an increasingly connected world.”
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