Leaks are bad.
The Financial Services Commission and the Financial Supervisory Service have decided to punish the three largest credit card companies for the recent massive data leak that affected 40-percent of Koreans, by suspending their membership and loan activity for three months. (cite) A single employee of the Korean Credit Bureau was responsible for stealing the names, numbers, ID numbers, (everything) of around 20-million card holders months ago, though the information was never circulated (we hope), phone numbers were sold to phone marketing companies, whose managers were later arrested.
The other big leak is the oil spill in Yeosu. What is ironic is after the long awaited Yeosu Expo that trumpeted the theme of “The Living Ocean and Coast” and “Preservation and Sustainable Development of the Ocean and Coast,” it is also home of a new Oil spill of “yet to be determined scope” that is at least 3-4 kilometers long but the Coast Guard claims they have contained “nearly 70-percent” of the spill, though it was reported as being undetermined just how much is spilled, though a Chinese source believes it was at least 164 liters of oil. The leak occurred when a tanker reportedly rammed a off-loading dock, resulting in a pipeline leak. At least this is much smaller than the 5,000 tons spilled in 1995 when the the Korean oil tanker Sea Prince ran aground during a typhoon or the spill in 2007 when the Hebei Spirit was rammed and leaked ~10,800 tons (only one-third the size of the infamous Exxon-Valdez spill in Alaska).