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Seoul’s New QR Code Payment for Taxis to Prevent Overcharging

Seoul’s New QR Code Payment for Taxis to Prevent Overcharging

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — For the first time in South Korea, the Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to adopt a system in which dynamic QR codes are used to easily pay taxi fares. The city’s plan for a QR code payment standard for taxis will be compatible with various payment methods. Starting in January [...]

Starbucks Korea Doubles Down on Cashless Stores

Starbucks Korea Doubles Down on Cashless Stores

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Coffee Korea Co. is adding 300 more ‘cashless shops’ in addition to the 103 stores currently in operation, starting on Monday. Cashless stores recommend that customers use a means of payment other than cash. The company noted that adding 300 more cashless stores would amount to one-third of [...]

Nearly 35,000 S. Korean-owned Facebook Accounts Exposed to Data Leak

Nearly 35,000 S. Korean-owned Facebook Accounts Exposed to Data Leak

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 35,000 South Korean-owned Facebook accounts are believed to have been hit by a data leak following the hacking of the U.S.-based online social media company last month, the nation’s communications watchdog said Sunday. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said 34,891 Facebook accounts owned by South Koreans were subject [...]

Cashless Economy Encroaches on Everyday Life

Cashless Economy Encroaches on Everyday Life

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — On an ordinary weekday in downtown Seoul a middle-aged woman walks into a Starbucks to order a cup of coffee. When she takes some paper bills out of her purse to pay the cashier, he politely refuses them and points to a notice at the entrance. “This store doesn’t [...]

Samsung SDS Announces Anti-hacking Tech for Electronic Signatures

Samsung SDS Announces Anti-hacking Tech for Electronic Signatures

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung SDS Co., an IT arm of South Korea’s top business group Samsung, said Monday it has developed an anti-hacking technology that will beef up electronic signature security. The company said the technology centers on blocking side-channel attacks, a hacking method that steals private information by analyzing signals and [...]

Electronic Payments in S. Korea Surge in Q2

Electronic Payments in S. Korea Surge in Q2

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The amount of payments made electronically in South Korea continued to rally in the second quarter as a growing number of people use mobile shopping and remittance services, central bank data showed Thursday. The daily average amount of electronic financial transactions came to a record 117.4 billion won (US$104.87 [...]

Most Websites, O2O Apps Vulnerable to Security Breaches: Data

Most Websites, O2O Apps Vulnerable to Security Breaches: Data

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Most websites that collect personal data, online-to-offline (O2O) apps, and Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets are vulnerable to security breaches, data showed Thursday. According to the data by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and submitted to the National Assembly, 97 percent of the 13 websites, 19 O2Os [...]

New Malware Targets Shoppers Making Purchases from Overseas Websites

New Malware Targets Shoppers Making Purchases from Overseas Websites

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A new type of malware that targets shoppers making purchases directly from overseas websites has surfaced recently, requiring shoppers to be savvier about shopping online, especially from foreign websites. AhnLab, Inc., a security software provider founded in 1995, revealed today that it had discovered malware that was distributed disguised [...]