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 Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) of South Korea, in a briefing held on Wednesday, announced detailed policy plans specifying that users’ behavioral information—data related to internet activity—must be processed in a manner that does not reveal the identity of individual users. The PIPC emphasized that advertisers should observe a strict distinction between behavioral information […]

South Korea is seeking to advance its governance over data flow as the country’s privacy agency launches an expert committee dedicated to transmitting data across borders. On January 30, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) held an inauguration ceremony and announced the formation of the Expert Committee for Cross-border Transfer. The committee is comprised of […]

South Korea’s privacy watchdog imposed a fine on the Korea Employment Information Service (KEIS) for their lack of safety measures to block unauthorized access to the national employment platform which led to the private information of 230,000 users being exposed last year. On January 25, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) stated that they imposed […]

The Korea National Council on Social Welfare disclosed a possible data breach that could affect more than one million volunteer workers, issuing a notification to users to change their passwords to prevent further damage. On January 17, the Korea National Council on Social Welfare, which is an affiliate organization of the Ministry of Health and […]

By Kuksung Nam, The Readable Oct. 27, 2023 9:49PM GMT+9 Updated Oct. 29, 2023 6:45PM GMT+9 “Weekend Briefing” is a weekly newsletter that is sent to The Readable’s subscribers every Friday. Journalists for The Readable select important news stories from the previous week. Topics encompass privacy, cybercrime, and policy development in cybersecurity. There are no […]

South Korean court sides with privacy agency’s decision to fine Meta Platforms Inc. for allowing third parties, including Cambridge Analytica, to access users’ private information without express consent. On Thursday October 26, Seoul Administrative Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Facebook parent company, Meta, against the South Korean Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) for a […]

By Kuksung Nam, The ReadableOct. 6, 2023 10:40PM GMT+9 South Korea’s privacy regulator officially launched a team dedicated to addressing the concerns regarding artificial intelligence on Friday. The new unit is tasked with assisting South Korean firms to consider users’ privacy from the early stage when they develop products and services that leverage AI technologies. […]

A hacking incident that exposed the private data of 230,000 users on the national employment platform is taking a new turn, as one of the affected individuals has opted to pursue legal action. On Monday, South Korean lawmaker Kim Young-jin revealed that the Korea Employment Information Service (KEIS) is now embroiled in a legal showdown […]

South Korean authorities announced on Wednesday the arrest of an IT professional, detained on September 1, who faces charges of creating and selling fraudulent accounts used to impersonate law enforcement officials online. In a press release, the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) disclosed that the suspect, a man in his mid-thirties, created approximately 100 counterfeit […]

The South Korean privacy regulator has announced that updated privacy laws will come into effect next week, addressing contentious issues like data sharing in life-threatening situations. In a press statement released on Tuesday, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) confirmed that amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act and associated legislation have received final approval. […]

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