LINE Struggles with Hacked Accounts
Japanese police investigate the hacking of LINE accounts + rumors of S.Korea Intelligence having access to IM: http://bit.ly/ULnVVE
Morikawa-sans blog [Jpn] regarding security services access rumors [Eds]
Smartphone messenger application Line, which has hundreds of millions of users across Asia, was urging people to change their passwords Thursday as Japanese police investigated the hacking of hundreds of accounts. At least 303 cases of unauthorised access were confirmed between late May and June 14, including three that involved cash trades resulting in financial loss, a Line spokesman told AFP, without providing further details. “We are cooperating with police in investigating the cases, and we are calling for users to change passwords,” the spokesman said.