Korea Volleyball Federation apologizes for leaking fan membership information to website

The Korean Volleyball Organization (KOVO) has issued a belated apology for the breach of its members’ personal information on its website and mobile application.

The organization posted an apology on its website this afternoon (Nov. 17), saying, “We apologize to all volleyball fans for the inconvenience caused by this data error.”

Earlier, online communities shared stories of personal information being compromised on the Korean Volleyball Federation’s unified website. When logging in to the Korean Volleyball Federation’s website, personal information of other members was displayed.안전놀이터

The leaked personal information reportedly included home address, date of birth, phone number, and ticket purchase history.

The Korea Volleyball Federation explained, “During the process of integrating the homepages of 14 men’s and women’s professional volleyball teams this season, we discovered a data error that exposed the personal information of other fans rather than the personal information of the logged-in fan due to a server error after the homepage was opened, and fans also pointed this out.”

“The League recognized the seriousness of this content and took measures during the Chuseok holiday to resolve the error, and completed the measures on October 4. We sincerely apologize for not notifying fans in advance,” he said.

“If you have any personal information errors or have been affected by the content, please contact us,” he said, adding, “We will do our best to operate a safer and more informative website in the future.”

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