Epson Korea hack impacts 350,000 customers

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Epson Korea has been hit by a massive data breach, involving the personal information of 350,000 registered customers.

Hackers broke into Epson Korea’s computer systems, and stole information including passwords, phone numbers, names, and email addresses of customers who had registered with the company.

A warning message was posted to the Epson Korea website, and computer users who believe that may have been affected are advised to change their passwords as soon as possible.

Although you may not care very much if someone can log into your account at Epson, you certainly will care if they can also use the same password to access your other online accounts. Once again, we find ourselves having to reminder users to get into the habit of using different passwords for different websites.

Malicious hackers could clearly use the information they have stolen in targeted attacks against Epson customers,…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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