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KT Communication Services Disrupted Across Country

KT Communication Services Disrupted Across Country

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., a major South Korean telecom operator, apologized Monday for the inconvenience caused by disruptions of its services that affected customers across the country. KT’s services, including the internet, payment and phone call services, were disrupted beginning at around 11 a.m. KT appeared to have recovered most of [...]

N. Korea-linked Hackers Attempt to Break into Emails of Seoul’s Defense Panel Members

N. Korea-linked Hackers Attempt to Break into Emails of Seoul’s Defense Panel Members

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A hacker group believed to be linked to North Korea has attempted to steal data from South Korean experts working as members of an advisory panel for the defense ministry, a cybersecurity firm said Sunday. Emails were sent to some members of the advisory panel earlier this month from [...]

N.K. Hacking Group Breached S. Korean Nuclear Research Institute Last Month: Lawmaker

N.K. Hacking Group Breached S. Korean Nuclear Research Institute Last Month: Lawmaker

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run nuclear research institute’s computer network was breached by a North Korean cyber attack last month, an opposition lawmaker claimed Friday. According to Rep. Ha Tae-keung of the main opposition People Power Party, 13 external Internet Protocol (IP) addresses were found to have breached the internal network [...]

LS Cable & System Set to Mass-produce ‘Hack-proof’ Optical Cables

LS Cable & System Set to Mass-produce ‘Hack-proof’ Optical Cables

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top wire and cable maker LS Cable & System announced on Tuesday that it is ready to mass-produce a newly-developed optical cable that is designed prevent hacking. The company developed the hack-proof optical cable using special fiber optics with enhanced coatings. The company noted that the brand-new [...]

Russia Found Behind Cyber Attacks on PyeongChang Olympics

Russia Found Behind Cyber Attacks on PyeongChang Olympics

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Russia’s military intelligence unit was found to have been behind cyber attacks against the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea’s alpine town of PyeongChang, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. The Justice Department, together with the FBI, charged six officers of the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence [...]

A Higher Percentage of Companies Say They’ve Been Targeted by Nation-State Hackers, Radware Survey Finds

A Higher Percentage of Companies Say They’ve Been Targeted by Nation-State Hackers, Radware Survey Finds

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, released its 2019-2020 Global Application & Network Security Report. The report found that more than one in four respondents attribute attacks against their organization to cyberwarfare or nation-state activity. In 2018, 19% of organizations believed they [...]

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 [...]