[ISN] Korea – hackers’ safe haven

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/04/133_155401.html By Kim Yoo-chul The Korea Times 2014-04-15 Around 35 million of Korea’s population of 52 million population use mobile devices. But with this rising connectedness comes increased vulnerability to hacking; but so far, the country has failed to protect user information from hacking and other cyber security attacks. “It’s fair to say Korea has emerged as a haven for hackers,” said Chun Kil-nam, an expert in cyber security and a former professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Tuesday. “But what’s worse is that the country has no comprehensive plans to ward off technologically sophisticated hackers and criminals,” Chun said. Global security software firm Symantec said in a recent analysis that the confidential information of over half-a-billion people around the world was hacked last year. Korea alone accounted for 20 percent of those. […]