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S. Korea 6th Biggest Target of Trojan Horse Malware Attacks: Report

S. Korea 6th Biggest Target of Trojan Horse Malware Attacks: Report

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea was the sixth-biggest target of Trojan horse malware attacks in mobile banking last year, a multinational cybersecurity firm said Thursday.  The most vulnerable country was Russia, followed by Australia, according to the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2016.  The Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, Kaspersky Lab, said it [...]

Gov’t to Monitor Cyberattacks Utilizing IoT Devices

Gov’t to Monitor Cyberattacks Utilizing IoT Devices

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will come up with a monitoring system linked to Internet of Things (IoT) devices by May to detect various cyberattacks from both home and abroad, the science ministry said Tuesday.  A set of measures was discussed during a meeting attended by officials from the Ministry of Science, [...]

Suspected N.K. Attackers Hack Into S.K. Cyber Command Through Main Server

Suspected N.K. Attackers Hack Into S.K. Cyber Command Through Main Server

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Military investigators looking into the first hacking of South Korea’s cyber command intranet said Wednesday the suspected North Korean attackers accessed the network through a server at the armed forces’ main information center.  The findings raised concerns that confidential information may have been compromised as the affected server is [...]

Internet of Things Vulnerable in a Connected World

Internet of Things Vulnerable in a Connected World

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Last year, hackers took over a Jeep Cherokee travelling on a highway in the United States. They breached the vehicle’s Uconnect system from some 15 kilometers away with a single laptop, controlling everything from the car’s air conditioning system to the windshield wipers.  The age of the Internet of [...]

North Korea Suspected of Hacking South Korean Cybersecurity Firm

North Korea Suspected of Hacking South Korean Cybersecurity Firm

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A North Korean hacking group is suspected of launching cyberattacks against a South Korean cybersecurity service firm amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, state prosecutors said Tuesday.  The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said the group allegedly first hacked into the company, whose identity was withheld, in November [...]