Personal information from RM of BTS accessed 18 times in three years by KORAIL staff
A shocking incident has emerged in which an employee of Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL) illegally accessed BTS member RM’s personal information.
The 1Is On March 11, SBS 8 News revealed that a KORAIL employee mistakenly accessed RM’s personal information.
According to the report, the employee not only accessed RM’s travel information, but also her personal information.
Employee A allegedly accessed RM’s address and phone number, as well as the device model he registered when he joined KORAIL, in addition to his travel information. A would have accessed this information 18 times since 2019.
Customers’ personal data is only accessible to authorized services for business purposes, but the employee who worked in the IT department that developed the reservation system could access it.
Employee “A” was caught telling an acquaintance that she may have found out where RM was going, who reported her for suspicious behavior.
“I checked RM’s booking details and went to see him personally.
My friend let me know where RM was sitting so I could choose a seat nearby. »
KORAIL conducted an internal investigation after receiving a whistleblower and said: “We have confirmed that A accessed personal information without permission, but we have not confirmed any external leaks. »
In addition, it was revealed that A also accessed the personal information of male KORAIL employees, which became a topic of discussion after they appeared on a show.
KORAIL’s Audit Committee has recommended that A be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. SBS reported that A said he did “accessed information out of curiosity and regretted it”.
We hope that such an incident will not happen again.