Are you an expat with a Korean credit card? You may want to be concerned:
Financial regulators as well as credit card firms and their parent banks have not provided any services for foreign credit card holders to check whether their data was leaked, nor have they offered compensation packages.
“We haven’t yet been informed of cases involving foreigners whose personal data was leaked,” an official from the FSS said. “But that doesn’t mean that foreign residents’ personal information was not stolen.”
An FSS official went on record saying he thinks data from all the foreign card holders was leaked. Great.
So what measures have been taken to alert foreign card holders? Nada:
He admitted that the current measures focus on Koreans, as they did not have enough time to take care of foreigners.
I’m hoping something got lost in translation there.
Anyway, as Benjamin Wagner tweeted:
— Benjamin Wagner (@benkwagner) January 20, 2014