Executives at KT have been taking turns expressing regret after hackers broke into the company’s computer network and stole the personal details of nearly 9 million of its subscribers.
It is now the turn of company Chairman Lee Suk-chae, who in an emailed statement vowed to beef up security management systems and install more sophisticated data protection software to prevent any further breaches.
One couldn’t help being reminded of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. Lee’s comments came just days after KT CEO Pyo Hyun-myung bowed in apology during a news conference while insisting that the company will improve its security standards.
Investigators at the National Police Agency’s cyber terror response team arrested two people and are questioning seven others for breaking into KT’s network and stealing the information of 8.7 million of the company’s 16 million wireless customers.