The personal data belonging to an astounding 35 million people in South Korea may have been compromised this week when hackers infiltrated SK Communications, which runs the Asian nation's largest social networking site, Cyworld, and third-most trafficked search engine, Nate, according to published reports. The Korea Herald reported that officials at SK Communications, part of the SK Group, blamed malware that could be traced back to China. Experts fear the compromised data, which includes usernames, phone numbers, email addresses and passwords, could be used in other attacks that seek even more sensitive information.
BBC reports that nearly 90 organizations have notified the UK's Information Commissioners Office regarding data breaches concerning major business outsourcing firm Capita, which was impacted by a cyberattack in March and was later found to have a long-exposed data server.
Eyecare giant Luxottica, which owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, as well as operates U.S. vision insurance firm EyeMed Vision Care, has disclosed being impacted by a third-party data breach in 2021 impacting 70 million customers following the leak of a stolen database on various hacking forums from April 30 to May 12, BleepingComputer reports.