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Hacker defaces Apple\'s Korean online store

A hacker claiming to be of Turkish descent successfully gained access to and modified Apple Computer\'s Korean online store last week, according to a report by Silicon.com.

The hacker, who identified himself as \"Dinam,\" defaced a portion of the Mac maker\'s online store by breaching a Mac OSX server running the popular Apache Web server software, reports says.

The defacement —which reportedly took the form of a dozen lines of code posted to the apple.co.kr homepage —was documented on hacker forum zone-h.org.

Apple is said to have removed the defacement from its Web site shortly after Silicon.com alerted the company. However, the Mac maker has subsequently refused to comment on the matter.

Although the hacker was likely after little more than \"self-gratification\" through vandalising the site, Apple should communicate what happened to its customers to end speculation, Jason Hart, CEO of security company Whitehat UK, told the publication.

\"The worst thing Apple can do is not tell customers what has happened. It\'s like all the big companies though —they\'re constantly having to defend themselves as they\'re being probed all the time,\" Hart added.

A online mirror of the hack appears to have vanished. Meanwhile, on Wednesday a hacker going by the name \"Davidu\" claimed to have breached one of Apple Korea\'s online mail servers.