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Korean telco allegedly infected its P2P users with malware

June 27, 2024


A South Korean media outlet has alleged that local telco KT deliberately infected some customers with malware due to their excessive use of peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading tools.

The number of infected users of “web hard drives” – the South Korean term for the online storage services that allow uploading and sharing of content – has reportedly reached 600,000.

Malware designed to hide files was allegedly inserted into the Grid Program – the code that allows KT users to exchange data in a peer-to-peer method. The file exchange services subsequently stopped working, leading users to complain on bulletin boards.

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