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Karaoke chain K Box in hot water over data breach

After the data of 317,000 K Box customers was exposed on Tuesday after a security breach, the company is being investigated by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) for lax security procedures.

“We are conducting a full internal investigation, and have provided the PDPC and Singapore Police Force with our fullest cooperation,” said K Box’s Chief Operating Officer Priscilla Ng told The Straits Times, in a statement.

“Steps are being taken to remove the stolen data and hold those responsible for this deplorable act wholly accountable to the fullest extent of the law.We wish to assure you that controls and safeguards are in place in protecting your data and we take your data privacy very seriously,” she said. The leaked data included names, addresses and mobile-phone and identity card numbers, said the article.

This was done by a group of hackers called “The Knowns”.

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