Cybersecurity News that Matters

Cybersecurity News that Matters

South Korean police have raised concerns about the rise of sexual cyberbullying among teenagers, including an increase in the creation and distribution of abusive sexual images and videos. On Tuesday, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency released data on school bullying and teen crime, detailing the period from January to June of this year. According to […]

A South Korean army officer has been apprehended for stealing the personal information of approximately 90 former soldiers to obtain controlled substances. On June 21, authorities arrested a service member in his 40s, who serves as an officer in the army, on charges of violating narcotics control and privacy laws, as confirmed by a spokesperson […]

On Tuesday, a privacy expert emphasized the crucial role that regulation plays in protecting the personal information of children, as they lack awareness of the potential risks associated with their online activities, leaving them especially vulnerable to exploitation. In an online interview, Graham Doyle, Deputy Commissioner and Head of Corporate Affairs, People & Learning, Media […]


The South Korean government has granted approval to a home security camera as the country’s first privacy-friendly digital device, heralding the introduction of a new privacy-centered certification into the country’s market. On April 21, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) announced that they had issued the first […]

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 […]

On Tuesday, South Korean police began investigating two minors accused of creating and circulating inappropriate content featuring their classmates and teachers. The investigation is focused on determining whether the students used artificial intelligence technology to generate the inappropriate images. The Ulsan Metropolitan Police have reported that the minors are accused of manipulating the facial images […]

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A decade-long legal battle involving a data breach that affected the majority of the South Korean population concluded last week. The court confirmed a compensation award of $48 million to a credit card company. The Supreme Court of Korea has rejected the appeal of the defense and ordered the company to pay 62.3 billion won […]

European Union lawmakers officially approved legislation governing artificial intelligence technologies on Wednesday, marking the initiation of the world’s first comprehensive set of rules for the AI sector within the EU market. The European Parliament declared that the AI Act received overwhelming support, with 523 members voting in favor of the new regulations. Meanwhile, 46 members opposed […]

Updated Mar. 11, 2024 9:03PM GMT+9 On March 5, the Japanese government directed LY Corporation (Line Yahoo) to sever ties with South Korea’s Naver Cloud Corporation. This decision comes in the wake of a data breach incident. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) pointed to LY’s excessive reliance on Naver Cloud as the […]

Cover Image of Post: Japan directs Line Yahoo to separate from South Korean Naver Cloud

A counterfeit installer for Notion, a popular collaboration platform boasting over 30 million users globally, has been identified. This fraudulent installer is designed to disseminate malware with the intent of stealing personal data, including cryptocurrency details. On February 27, AhnLab, a cybersecurity firm based in South Korea, identified phishing pages that were distributing malicious files. […]

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 […]

By Kuksung Nam, The ReadableFeb. 13, 2024 8:30PM GMT+9 A hacker was found guilty of infiltrating the servers of a provincial educational institution and stealing examination results for nearly 90 percent of second-year high school students. According to an announcement out of the Suwon District Court made on Tuesday, a 20-year-old man was sentenced to […]

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