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Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a massive sex cam scandal exposed by South Korean singer Jung Joon-young, many South Koreans are calling against revealing the victims. Victims, once known to the public, may be subject to retribution or secondary crimes. Also, those who were falsely referred to as “victims” may also be subject [...]

7 in 10 Victims of Humidifier Sterilizer Scandal Suffer from Chronic Anger: Survey

7 in 10 Victims of Humidifier Sterilizer Scandal Suffer from Chronic Anger: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seven in 10 surviving victims of a deadly humidifier sterilizer scandal in South Korea are suffering from chronic anger, a government committee said Thursday. The Special Commission on Social Disaster Investigation made the announcement after polling 100 households victimized by the unprecedented scandal between Oct. 2 and Dec. 20 [...]

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent data shows that 8 out of 100 employees in the public service or at private companies in South Korea have suffered from sexual harassment at work. However, of the total victims, more than 80 percent suffered the harassment in silence and did nothing about it. According to the [...]

Majority of ‘Hidden Camera’ Victims Videotaped by Acquaintances

Majority of ‘Hidden Camera’ Victims Videotaped by Acquaintances

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Among victims sexually harassed by offenders who took illicit videos of them and shared them online, 60 percent were videotaped by their spouse, partner, or colleagues at work. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family announced a report from the Center to Support Digital Sex Crime Victims on Thursday. [...]

Youths More Prone to Voice Phishing Scams than Elderly: Data

Youths More Prone to Voice Phishing Scams than Elderly: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Contrary to popular belief, young people were found to have fallen prey to voice phishing scams more than senior citizens, data showed Tuesday. According to the data from the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), those in their 20s and 30s lost 42.5 billion won (US$37.26 million) from this kind of [...]

Government Simplifies Financial Aid Application for Humidifier Disinfectant Victims

Government Simplifies Financial Aid Application for Humidifier Disinfectant Victims

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Victims of tainted humidifier disinfectant will soon have an easier time applying for special financial assistance from the government. The Ministry of Environment said that it was providing advance legislation notice regarding the issue from November 29 to December 7. The victims of the disinfectant scandal are categorized into [...]