Phishing Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Phishing Scam Targets Mostly Women in Their 30s Living in Affluent Gangnam

Phishing Scam Targets Mostly Women in Their 30s Living in Affluent Gangnam

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Women in their 20s and 30s are reportedly known to be the most frequent victims of phishing scam, according to the Financial Supervisory Service. By region, people living in Seoul’s affluent Gangnam and Seocho districts are most easily fallen by the financial fraud. The financial regulator released a report on November 11 [...]

ICT Ministry Mandates All Web-Relayed SMS to Be Marked with a Sign

ICT Ministry Mandates All Web-Relayed SMS to Be Marked with a Sign

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) – According to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea on July 20, it has mandated all Internet-delivered text messages to be marked with a “[Web Relayed]” sign and has implemented a “Prevention of Piracy of Numbers in Web-based Smishing” service for use by individuals. Web-relayed SMS have [...]

KB Kookmin Bank Introduces Bank Account Offering Insurance against “Phishing”

KB Kookmin Bank Introduces Bank Account Offering Insurance against “Phishing”

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) – As financial frauds increase and personal information is frequently infringed due to phishing and hacking, a local bank launched a new bank account capitalizing on the people’s “worry” on the issue. KB Kookmin Bank began selling the “KB Feel-at-home Bank Account” offering compensation insurance for damages from those financial [...]