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Gov't pushes to phase out online real-name policy
By Oh Seok-min
SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- In the wake of the country's worst online security breach that compromised the personal information of over two-thirds of the population, the home affairs ministry said Thursday it will push to repeal in phases the online real-name verification rules.

Last month, hackers stole some 35 million individuals' personal information from SK Communications Co., the operator of the country's third most-visited Web portal. The stolen information includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and resident registration codes, the Korean equivalent of social security numbers.