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Personal information stolen from Korean MapleStory servers, US accounts unaffected

Jordan Mallory

While the majority of U.S citizens were stuffing their collective face holes with various dead birds and baked goods last Thursday, 13.2 million South Koreans scrambled to protect their identities from an as-of-yet-unidentified group of hackers. According to The Korean Herald, a security breach involving Nexon Korea Corp.'s MapleStory servers resulted in the "leak" of encrypted personal information, including usernames, passwords and the South Korean equivalent of Social Security Numbers.

Players in other parts of the world need not be concerned, however. A Nexon representative told the Yonhap News service that South Korea's servers are independent from those in other regions, and as a result only South Korean information was compromised.

Our guess? Jealous Canadian syrup extremists. It's the only explanation that makes sense.

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