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Cryptocurrency Coming Under Increasing Malware Attack

Cryptocurrency Coming Under Increasing Malware Attack

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Malicious code targeting cryptocurrency is increasing at an alarming rate with the rising value of virtual money, statistics showed Friday. According to Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), 5,366 cases of damage from ransomware were reported in the January-September period this year, up 3.7-fold from 1,438 in the same [...]

Bad Air, Bad Mood: Research Finds Positive Correlation between Air Pollutants and Depression

Bad Air, Bad Mood: Research Finds Positive Correlation between Air Pollutants and Depression

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Clean air helps keep spirits high, according to a study by a Konkuk University research team that analyzed data from a 2013 regional health report of over 100,000 individuals who had lived in one area for a minimum five years. Using cutoffs of 42.4 ㎍and 55㎍ to indicate low [...]

Prevalence of Uterine Tumors Quadruples in 12-Year Span

Prevalence of Uterine Tumors Quadruples in 12-Year Span

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – From 2002 to 2013, the prevalence of uterine fibroids quadrupled in South Korea, with the increased occurrences most commonly observed among women in their 20s and 30s. Medical researchers and gynecologists from Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital combed through the records of 1 million women of childbearing age (15 through [...]

Smokers Keeping Their Habit Even After Suffering Cardiovascular Diseases

Smokers Keeping Their Habit Even After Suffering Cardiovascular Diseases

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of smokers who are diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases still cannot quit the habit, suggesting that follow-up care should include measures to help them stop smoking, a medical report said Thursday. The report, written by a joint team of South Korean medical staff from different institutions, said a [...]

Foreigners Buy S. Korean Stocks and Bonds on Eased Tensions with N. Korea

Foreigners Buy S. Korean Stocks and Bonds on Eased Tensions with N. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign investors bought South Korean stocks and bonds worth US$3.48 billion in October due to expectations of improved corporate earnings amid eased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the central bank said Wednesday. Local stocks and bonds bought by foreign investors stood at $2.84 billion and $650 million, respectively, the [...]

S. Korean Autos Lag Behind Imported Ones in Satisfaction Survey

S. Korean Autos Lag Behind Imported Ones in Satisfaction Survey

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean vehicles lag behind imported cars in terms of quality, services and durability, a local market research firm said Tuesday. In a recent survey of 96,123 owners and potential buyers, a majority of them chose imported cars over domestic ones in product quality, after-sale services and durability despite [...]

Cigarette Price Hike Shows Intended Effect on Low Income Earners, Youths: Study

Cigarette Price Hike Shows Intended Effect on Low Income Earners, Youths: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The cigarette price hike in 2015 has been effective in discouraging smoking in low income earners and youths, but not for people with high earnings, a survey said Tuesday. A public health and nutrition study by the Ministry of Health and Welfare said the smoking rate among the low-income [...]

Seniors Strongly Prefer Mobile Web Over Desktop

Seniors Strongly Prefer Mobile Web Over Desktop

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A new survey has revealed that South Korean seniors heavily rely on smartphones for internet access instead of desktops. According to the survey by global pollster Nielsen Korea, South Koreans in their 50s and 60s make up more than half of the so-called the ‘mobile-only’ tribe, composed of individuals who [...]