Feeds

Korean duo do each other in after suicide site meet

The site gave them poison advice

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SANS - Survey on application security programs

A 21-year-old student and a 28-year-old man were found dead in a motel room, in what appears to have been a suicide pact. The two men, both from South Korea, met on a suicide Web site.

The older man was identified as Mr Kim. The student found with him was named as Mr Cha. Cha's father committed suicide in 1984 and Cha himself had tried to use carbon monoxide to kill himself before. According to reports on the JoongAngIlbo Web site he had also been treated for schizophrenia and his mother had died only six months ago. A troubled soul indeed.

Mr Kim was said to be a university graduate who was depressed by his mounting credit card debts.

Both men died after drinking a solution of potassium cyanide. A third man who is, as yet, unidentified called the Kangnung police to the scene.

There is a large number of suicide web sites in the Asia Pacific Region. The sites offer help, of a different nature than we would expect in the west, to people considering suicide. Many offer poison kits for sale or advice on how to mix up lethal brews.

A recent film in Japan involved a suicide site. It was a massive box office hit, according to The BBC. ®

Related Story

Japanese couple kill themselves after suicide website meet

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.