K Box conducting internal probe into data leak

SINGAPORE - Karaoke chain K Box is conducting an internal probe after the personal data of 317,000 K Box customers was leaked yesterday.

In a statement released late Tuesday, K Box's Chief Operating Officer Priscilla Ng said that steps are being taken to remove the stolen data from the Internet. "We are conducting a full internal investigation, and have provided the PDPC and Singapore Police Force with our fullest cooperation," she said.

Here is Ms Ng's full statement, which was posted on K Box's Facebook page:

To our loyal K Box members and customers,

We learned this morning that K Box had been targeted by hackers who had stolen and posted confidential information of members on several websites. According to media reports, the confidential information includes our members' membership numbers and points earned, contact numbers, email addresses, NRIC numbers, dates of birth and marital status.

We wish to assure you that we are taking this data theft as well as the publication o0f the stolen data very seriously. We are conducting a full internal investigation and have provided the PDPC and Singapore Police Force with our fullest cooperation. Steps are being taken to remove the stolen data and hold those responsible for this deplorable act wholly accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

By way of an update we wish to inform you that as of now we have been able to remove the stolen data and links from at least 3 websites. We wish to assure you that controls and safeguards are in place in protecting your data and we take your data privacy very seriously.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we deal with this serious matter. If you have further questions, please contact Miss Patricia Xavier at (65) 67423113 or email info@kbox.com.

Yours sincerely,
Ms Priscilla Ng
Chief Operating Officer

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