Cybersecurity News that Matters

Cybersecurity News that Matters

Sangseon Kim

Sangseon Kim

Kakao, South Korea’s leading mobile messaging firm, faced a record $11.1 million (15.1 billion won) fine from the country’s privacy regulator for mishandling the personal data of more than 65,000 users. In a press briefing held on May 23, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) announced that Kakao had been fined $11.1 million for violating […]

The South Korean government has urged major Chinese online marketplaces to comply with the nation’s privacy laws. On Thursday, officials from the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) met in Beijing with representatives from the Internet Society of China (ISC). The ISC, a prominent internet industry group composed […]

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“Weekend Briefing” is a weekly newsletter sent to subscribers of The Readable every Friday. Our journalists select important news items from the previous week on topics ranging from privacy to policy development in cybersecurity, all to help you stay abreast of the latest breaking issues. And not only is this provided free of cost to […]

The Lazarus Group, widely recognized for its affiliations with the North Korean government, is reportedly shifting its focus towards a new cryptocurrency mixing service to launder its illicit proceeds. This development was highlighted by a United States-based blockchain analysis firm on Thursday. According to a report by Chainalysis, YoMix has become the preferred cryptocurrency mixer […]

The prosecutors’ office in South Korea has filed an appeal against a district court’s ruling to refer an 18-year-old hacker to juvenile court. The individual in question hacked and released at least 5,000 eBooks last May. The Seoul Eastern District Prosecutors’ Office disagreed with the court’s February 2 decision, arguing that a case involving an […]

A group of North Korean information technology professionals has reportedly sold thousands of illegal gambling websites to South Korean criminal organizations, funneling their profits back to the North Korean government. According to the South Korean intelligence agency, over a thousand North Korean IT professionals are suspected of generating illicit revenue from overseas, particularly in China, […]

Despite their shared communist ideology and recent efforts to enhance their bilateral relationship, Vietnam has identified Chinese hacker groups Mustang Panda and the advanced persistent threat (APT) actors APT31 as significant espionage threats for 2024. The Vietnamese government, drawing on an analysis by Bkav, a top cybersecurity firm in Vietnam, has released a report highlighting […]

A digital watchdog group uncovered a vast network of at least 123 fake news sites on Wednesday, originating in China and spread across 30 countries, designed to promote pro-Beijing propaganda while undermining criticisms of the Chinese government. This revelation showed that the Chinese influence operation extended well beyond the South Korean border, where similar fake […]

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