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S. Korea to Spend 670 bln Won on Cyber Security by 2023

S. Korea to Spend 670 bln Won on Cyber Security by 2023

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ICT ministry said Thursday it will spend 670 billion won (US$607 million) by 2023 to bolster the country’s cyber security capabilities to respond to growing new digital threats. The Ministry of Science and ICT said it will develop infrastructure to quickly respond to cyber security threats, by [...]

S. Korea to Phase Out Public Key Certification System

S. Korea to Phase Out Public Key Certification System

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Wednesday it will phase out an official public key certification system this week in a move to introduce easier-to-use verification services. South Koreans have used public key certificates since 1999 for verification in digital services, such as online banking and tax returns. The system, however, has [...]

Advanced Technology Moves into Daily Life as Fear of Coronavirus Spreads

Advanced Technology Moves into Daily Life as Fear of Coronavirus Spreads

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As the aftermath of the novel coronavirus outbreak, technologies that can reduce anxiety and fear in daily life are rapidly gaining popularity. In particular, so-called ‘untact’ ordering services are quickly gaining ground at restaurants. These types of services allow customers to order and pay for their food at the [...]

Daily Money Transfers via Mobile Payment Apps Exceed 200 bln Won in H1

Daily Money Transfers via Mobile Payment Apps Exceed 200 bln Won in H1

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The value of daily money transfers via mobile payment apps in South Korea surpassed 200 billion won (US$168.6 million) in the first half of the year, central bank data showed Thursday, as more people used smartphones for financial services. The value of daily money transfers via smartphone apps, such [...]

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 [...]

Kakaopay to Expand Offline Payment Service

Kakaopay to Expand Offline Payment Service

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakaopay Corp. said Monday that it will expand its offline payment business to solidify its status as South Korea’s leading fintech service platform provider. Kakaopay said it plans to launch its own application within this year so that more users can use credit cards through the one-click payment system [...]