BTS RM’s Personal Information Reportedly Accessed by KORAIL Employee 18 Times in Three Years, Out of Curiosity

A shocking incident has been revealed that a Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL) employee illicitly accessed the personal information of BTS member RM.

On the 1st, SBS News at 8 reported exclusively on the KORAIL employee who illicitly accessed the personal information of BTS RM.

According to the report, the employee accessed not only RM’s riding information but also his personal information.

The 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 riding information. This happened 18 times from 2019 to 2022.

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Customer personal information can only be accessed by authorized departments for work purposes, but the employee, who worked in the IT department that developed the reservation system, was able to access it.

A told others, “I checked RM’s reservation information and came to see him in person,” and “I gave someone information about riding so they could book a seat nearby,” but was caught.

KORAIL conducted an internal investigation after receiving a tip-off and stated, “We have confirmed that A illicitly accessed personal information, but we have not confirmed any external leakage.”

In addition, it was revealed that A also accessed the personal information of male KORAIL employees who became a topic of discussion after appearing on a broadcast.

The KORAIL audit committee recommended that A be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. SBS reported that A stated that they “accessed the information out of simple curiosity and regret it.”

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