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Cases of Website Defacement Up in 2019

Cases of Website Defacement Up in 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of website defacements in South Korea has increased in 2019 from a year earlier, an opposition lawmaker said Wednesday. Rep. Shin Yong-hyeon of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party said webpage-related hackings, including the stealing of confidential information and injection of malicious code, numbered 501 cases as of [...]

Samsung SDS Seeks to Expand Portfolio, Cut Reliance on Sister Firms

Samsung SDS Seeks to Expand Portfolio, Cut Reliance on Sister Firms

CHUNCHEON, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung SDS Co., an IT system affiliate of South Korea’s top conglomerate, will expand global partnerships to diversify its business portfolio and reduce its heavy reliance on sister companies, its chief executive has said. Hong Won-pyo, CEO of the IT subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., said his company has [...]

SK Telecom, Microsoft Join Hands for Cloud-based Gaming Platform

SK Telecom, Microsoft Join Hands for Cloud-based Gaming Platform

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., said Wednesday it has agreed with U.S. IT giant Microsoft Corp. to launch a test-run of a new cloud-based gaming platform utilizing the fifth-generation (5G) network here. The project will pave the way for gamers to play high-quality titles without having [...]

Naver’s Cloud Unit Teams Up with Singaporean Firm to Tap into Southeast Asia

Naver’s Cloud Unit Teams Up with Singaporean Firm to Tap into Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The cloud affiliate of South Korea’s dominant Internet portal operator, Naver Corp., said Thursday that it has joined hands with Singaporean cloud company Deskera to tap deeper into the Southeast Asian market. Deskera, considered the leading cloud-based platform provider, and Naver Business Platform (NBP) will provide cloud services for [...]

KT to Jack Up Investments for 5G-based Cloud Platform

KT to Jack Up Investments for 5G-based Cloud Platform

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s largest telecom firm, said Tuesday it will invest 500 billion won (US$422 million) by 2023 to develop cloud technologies based on its 5G network to create new business opportunities. KT said it will combine its 5G network and cloud expertise to launch convergence services, including [...]

New Technology Creates Firewalls to Protect Smart Homes

New Technology Creates Firewalls to Protect Smart Homes

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation (SH) has implemented a firewall system between households to protect the privacy of each home network. In the age of smart homes, where an increasing number of household functions are being connected to the internet, a need for network privacy is becoming more [...]

Home Phones, Desktop PCs in Decline as People Become More Mobile: Report

Home Phones, Desktop PCs in Decline as People Become More Mobile: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Phones used in homes and desktop personal computers (PCs) are being phased out as more people opt for mobile devices, a report by a local think tank showed Sunday. According to the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) that checked 9,332 people nationwide last year, home phone ownership stood [...]