Cybersecurity News that Matters

Cybersecurity News that Matters

Hongcheon, Gangwon―Released in 1966, the movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly depicts an uneasy alliance and struggle among three men on a quest for hidden treasure. Echoing the film’s themes, a group of experts in artificial intelligence security recently held a workshop titled “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of AI Security.” […]

A popular South Korean YouTube entertainment channel with over 8 million subscribers, along with the company’s streaming content platform, was hacked on Saturday. The channel’s name and profile picture were replaced with those of a cryptocurrency company, and all previously hosted content was removed and replaced. Total Variety Network (tvN), a pay television channel that […]

The United States telecommunications giant AT&T, which serves over 114.5 million wireless subscribers, recently experienced a major data breach. Information on 109 million users was illegally downloaded and exposed on a third-party platform. On July 13, AT&T disclosed on its website that nearly all of its customers’ data had been exposed. According to the company, […]

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The Monti ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Wayne Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania and has threatened to leak stolen data on Monday, July 8, 2024, unless their demands are met, according to Security Affairs. In a separate incident, the LockBit ransomware gang has added Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Illinois to their victim […]

On Wednesday, a data intelligence expert warned that advances in generative artificial intelligence could accelerate the commoditization of hacking tools, making them more versatile and accessible in the cyber threat landscape. In an interview with The Readable, Park Keun-tae, Chief Technology Officer at S2W, pointed out that the cyber threat landscape is shifting towards an […]

Data intelligence, recognized as a crucial technology in the artificial intelligence era, has become one of the most important tools for future enterprises. S2W, a company specializing in data intelligence, held a summit on Thursday to exchange insights on security and AI. A summit titled ‘SIS 2024 MERGE’ took place in Gangnam, Seoul, focusing on […]

“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 […]

Seoul, South Korea―Two prestigious think tanks, one based in South Korea and the other in the United States, convened in Seoul on Thursday to explore the current state of the cyber landscape in the Indo-Pacific region amidst shifting geopolitical power dynamics. On June 27, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, in collaboration with the Center […]

A cybersecurity expert emphasized the importance of international cooperation to ensure transparency in the surveillance software ecosystem, asserting that such collaboration is crucial to prevent the unethical use of covert technologies, which, if left unchecked, could lead to irreversible consequences such as loss of privacy and erosion of public trust in governing institutions. Yoon Sang-pil, […]

Chinese nexus threat groups are showing increased interest in exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities, raising alarm across the Asia-Pacific region, which is a primary target for these malicious attacks, according to a cybersecurity expert on Tuesday. Alex Shim, the consulting leader for South Korea and Japan at Mandiant, a Google-owned cybersecurity firm, highlighted prominent threats targeting the […]

On June 18, Jerome Hamel, head of Cybersecurity Technical Governance at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (CPS), addressed the vulnerabilities of internet of things (IoT) consumer products at the ‘IoT Cybersecurity Seminar‘ hosted by ICTK, a South Korean security design firm. Hamel identified IoT devices as the weakest link in cybersecurity. Hamel emphasized the fragmented […]

“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 […]

Approximately one-third of the United Nations member states announced on Thursday a joint statement emphasizing the seriousness of evolving cyber threats to international security. This marks the first affirmation of its kind in the history of the UN Security Council. On June 21, South Korea’s foreign ministry revealed that representatives from 63 U.N. member states […]

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