Customers of CJ Mall, the online shopping website affiliate of conglomerate CJ, have become the latest group of victims of personal data theft, with some confirmed to have suffered financial losses.
Broadcaster SBS reported Monday that a user of CJ Mall recently discovered that his shopping credit points had been used to purchase mobile gift vouchers without his knowledge.
The hacker had used Kim’s ID and password to log in the website, and changed Kim’s mobile phone number information before making the purchase, according to CJ officials.
CJ Group uses an integrated membership system named CJONE to manage the users of CJ Mall and other affiliates.
As the comprehensive system incorporates the personal information of some 15 million people here, concerns are escalating about additional cases of hacking.
By Bae Hyun-jung and news reports (firstname.lastname@example.org)