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Open-Source Software as Easy Target for Hackers

Open-Source Software as Easy Target for Hackers

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Software freely available to the public has become a new target for hackers. SK Infosec, an information security company, held a press conference yesterday in central Seoul to disclose that 43 percent of the software vulnerabilities found in the first half of the year involved open-source software. The company [...]

Trade Ministry Affiliates Report over 10,000 Hacking Attempts Since 2013

Trade Ministry Affiliates Report over 10,000 Hacking Attempts Since 2013

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The trade ministry’s affiliates came under more than 10,000 hacking attempts over the last five years, with the key trade promotion agency subjected to the heaviest attack, the ministry said Wednesday. A report from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy submitted to Rep. Lee Chae-ik for parliamentary audits [...]

South Korean Arms Industry Urged to Prepare for Cyberattacks

South Korean Arms Industry Urged to Prepare for Cyberattacks

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Industry experts are warning the South Korean arms industry to ramp up security in preparation for growing cyberattacks in the coming years, while a number of industry sources say some of the previous attacks could have been state-sponsored. Similarities found between previous cyberattacks against the South Korean arms industry over [...]

Hackers Threaten Banking Institutions With DDoS Attacks

Hackers Threaten Banking Institutions With DDoS Attacks

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Hackers who threatened to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) made good on their promise by attacking a number of South Korean banking institutions on Monday. According to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), a hacker group called the Armada Collective targeted the Korea Financial Telecommunications & Clearings Institute (KFTC), [...]

South Korean Web Hosting Company Gives In to Ransomeware Hackers

South Korean Web Hosting Company Gives In to Ransomeware Hackers

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean web hosting site Nayana Communication has struck a deal with ransomeware hackers to pay over 1 billion won to bail the company out of its predicament after losing access to data that hackers encrypted. The South Korean web hosting provider released a statement yesterday, acknowledging a deal they [...]

Businesses Take More Than 3 Months to Identify Cyberattacks

Businesses Take More Than 3 Months to Identify Cyberattacks

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – With the global financial losses from the WannaCry ransomware attack estimated at $4 billion, according to cyber risk analysis firm Cyence, another study by Mandiant, a FireEye company, has revealed that it typically takes more than three months for businesses to acknowledge that there has been a cyberattack.  Based [...]