4,200 Line accounts hacked in Feb, including 2 in Thailand

A total of 4,225 registered accounts on messaging app Line, including two in Thailand, have been hacked in the last two weeks, with some used for phishing scams, according to the operator.

Line Corp said 4,073 accounts in Japan, two in Thailand, 81 in Taiwan and 69 in other parts of the world have been accessed illegally since Feb 13, when the breach was discovered.

Some accounts were used to send messages to direct the account owners’ contacts to a fake website illegally requesting their login information, Line said.

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