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[ NNSquad ] South Korean ID system in disarray

South Korean ID system in disarray

(BBC): http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29617196

    The government is considering issuing new ID numbers to every citizen
    aged over 17, costing billions of dollars.  The ID numbers and
    personal details of an estimated 80% of the country's 50 million
    people have been stolen from banks and other targets, say experts.
    Rebuilding the system could take up to a decade, said one.  Some 20
    million people, including the president Park Geun-hye, have been
    victims of a data theft from three credit card companies.  "The
    problems have grown to a point where finding a way to completely solve
    them looks unlikely,'' technology researcher Kilnam Chon told Reuters.

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