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posted by Dopefish on Tuesday February 18 2014, @10:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the ensuring-fairness-and-safety dept.

Papas Fritas writes:

"Michael Kitchen at Marketwatch reports that when companies in the US are hacked for customer information they often seem to react to such thefts with little more than a sigh and a shrug if they even report it at all. But in South Korea, they don't mess around with ID theft.

South Korea's financial-services regulator announced Sunday that three firms which suffered the theft of consumers' data last year would be barred from issuing any new credit cards or extending any loans for three months. In addition, the executives at the companies involved showed their contrition by going before television cameras and making deep bows and personal apologies. Some executives reportedly resigned over the incident, even though the alleged ID thieves were caught and arrested. The South Korean Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said the companies had 'neglected their legal duties of preventing any leakage of customer information.'"

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by combatserver on Tuesday February 18 2014, @10:53AM

    by combatserver (38) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @10:53AM (#1522)

    From the Any-publicity-is-good-publicity Dept.

    I couldn't help noticing the embedded stock tracker in the first link for the company discussed--their stock went up +250.00 +0.65% today.

    I hope I can change this later...
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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by monster on Tuesday February 18 2014, @04:21PM

    by monster (1260) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @04:21PM (#1677) Journal

    Maybe there were expectations for a much toughter sanction.

    You know, some foreign regulators are very independent, serious and have real teeth, unlike the laughingstock called "the SEC".