Cybersecurity News that Matters

Cybersecurity News that Matters

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 […]

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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. […]

In a breakthrough that aims to address growing privacy concerns surrounding smart infrastructure, a team of researchers has unveiled a novel approach to improve the quality of mobile crowdsensing data. By integrating dual blockchains into the latest model, the researchers anticipate not only bolstering the security of citizens’ personal information but also weeding out untrustworthy […]

Anaheim, CA ― USENIX ― While cutting-edge technology, such as smart devices installed in modern homes, exacerbates issues of interpersonal abuse, security experts have introduced a framework aimed at swiftly enhancing our understanding of the privacy violations stemming from internet-of-things (IoT) devices. During the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium, researcher Sophie Stephenson from the University of […]

The legal dispute between Apple and the parents of a young victim tragically injured during a Halloween event has reached its conclusion. The family has made the choice to withdraw their legal pursuit against the tech behemoth regarding access to their deceased child’s smartphone. The Ho law firm, acting as legal representatives for the grieving […]

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