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This is no yolk. Newegg scrambles against rotten shell company claims

Updated Online electronics souk Newegg has been accused of taking part in a financial scam that duped banks in South Korea out of billions of dollars. This according to a complaint filed in the US District Court for Los Angeles by Industrial Bank of Korea, Nonghyup Bank, Keb Hana Bank, and Kookmin Bank. The lawsuit, filed late last …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Oct 2017

Seagate dismounts Korean design center, fscks 300 workers

Seagate is closing a design center in South Korea, according to its 8-K homework submitted to US financial watchdog, the SEC. The document, dated Thursday, refers to "an additional restructuring plan." The language is pretty sparse: "The company intends to close its design center in Korea, which will result in the reduction of …
Chris Mellor, 10 Mar 2017
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Norks hacks 90 Southern officials, journalists

South Korea is accusing the North of using online attacks to target 90 diplomats, security officials, and journalists and of breaching 56 accounts run by such folk. The attacks were thought-out and well constructed. Email account credentials were stolen through targeted spear-phishing linked to 27 domains setup to lure …
Darren Pauli, 3 Aug 2016
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North Korea hacks 140k computers in planned mass attacks on Seoul

North Korea has hacked a whopping 140,000 computers located in 160 South Korean firms stealing 40,000 defence-related documents, Seoul says. The attacks which targeted defence contractor firms among others began in 2014 and were noticed in February. Police in the South say Pyongyang hoped to "cause confusion on a national …
Team Register, 14 Jun 2016
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South Korea fingers North for defence contractor hack

South Korea is fingering its northern neighbours for an attack last month against a navy defence contractor. North Korea's regime says the attribution is political and dubbed the attacks fabricated. Details of the hack of Hanjin Heavy Industries have not been disclosed but local broadcaster Yonhap reports the government has …
Darren Pauli, 11 May 2016
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He's a Seoul Man: Jeff Bezos' Amazon AWS in Korea-defining move

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it will create a (South) Korean region in 2016. AWS blogger-in-chief Jeff Barr says local customers have been asking for a local presence, so the company will oblige “in early 2016.” The company won't yet reveal which services and EC2 instance types it will bring to the new region, so …
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The Honor's a defo gamechanger, but good luck buying one

Analysis China has been threatening to up-end the phone business for a while, without coming up with a convincing end product. Finally, though, it has, and I expect to see a rapid shakeout of top tier handset manufacturers, already reeling from years of losses. The doomsday scenario for established vendors was that the Chinese would do …
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Aug 2015
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The Interview? Kim Jong-Un, you really shouldn’t have bothered

Film review North Korea really didn’t need to go to the trouble of hacking Sony Pictures over The Interview – even if it did have anything to do with it. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea should have just objected to the movie on the basis of good taste (and the possession of a sense of humour) and it would have been a fair …
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NORKS hacker corps reaches 5,900 sworn cyber soldiers - report

North Korea has doubled the number of government hackers it employed over the last two years according to military sources from the South. The allegations claim 5900 "elite" personnel were employed in Pyongyang's hacking unit, up from 3000 in 2012. The hackers had their crosshairs firmly fixed on Seoul but operate from …
Darren Pauli, 7 Jul 2014
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Blinking good: LG launches smart light bulb for Android/iOS

LG has launched the Smart Lamp, a hi-tech light bulb which can be controlled by smartphone that looks to have the potential to both secure an office and liven up the Christmas party held within its walls. The Smart Lamp is a 60W LED light bulb which can communicate with iOS 6.0 and above or Android 4.3 and above smartphones by …
Phil Muncaster, 25 Mar 2014

Samsung loses against Apple ... this time in SOUTH KOREA

A South Korean court has ruled that Apple did not infringe on three of Samsung's mobile patents and the firm would not be getting a ban on sales of older iPhones and iPads in the country. The Seoul court ruled that products like the iPhone 4S and 5 and the iPad 2 were not infringing on Sammy patents that cover message display …

Samsung hauls in chiefs for 'CRISIS awareness' confab – report

Reports have surfaced that Samsung is calling together 600 of its global managerial staff for a "Crisis Awareness" meeting to be held in mid-December. According to an article by ZDNet Korea on Wednesday, the gathering will be divided into two groups, one being Sammy's display and Device Solutions units, the other being a …
Rik Myslewski, 28 Nov 2013
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Korean stealth-scraper plans will turn 450 metre tower INVISIBLE

The South Korean government has given the go-ahead for the development of a 450 metre tall skyscraper with a difference – at certain points in the day it’ll be able to turn itself invisible. City Tower, to give the erection its official title, will be the landmark centrepiece of Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority (IFEZ) near …
Phil Muncaster, 19 Sep 2013

20 injured at LG phone giveaway as PR stunt turns into riot

LG has cancelled a series of publicity stunts promoting its new G2 smartphone after 20 Korean consumers were hurt as they attempted to get a free handset. The PR boffins at LG decided it would be a good idea to release 100 helium-filled balloons, each carrying a voucher entitling the recipient to claim their 950,000 won ($852. …
Iain Thomson, 12 Aug 2013

Korean doctors: Smartphones really ARE doing your head in

Forget Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training, prolonged exposure to digital devices is actually putting children at risk of early onset dementia, at least according to South Korean doctors. Cases of memory and attention disorders are apparently increasing in gadget-crazy South Korea, one of the most technologically advanced nations on …
Phil Muncaster, 27 Jun 2013
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SK Telecom launches first LTE-Advanced network with new Galaxy S4

South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom is claiming to be the first in the world to launch a smartphone-supported LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network, promising speeds of up to 150Mbps – almost double that of 4G. The carrier said the network, which comes two years after it launched its LTE service, will provide speeds 10 times that …
Phil Muncaster, 26 Jun 2013
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North and South Korea hit by cyber-blitz on Korean War anniversary

Both North and South Korea are under cyber attack from a group of unidentified hackers who blitzed senior government officials' websites and a group of media companies. The website of the South Korean presidential office and prime minister's office were among the sites hit on Tuesday morning. "The government confirms there …
John Leyden, 25 Jun 2013
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Norks taunt, yank Yanks' crank over PRISM: US is 'rights abuse kingpin'

Poverty-stricken dictatorship North Korea says the leak of NSA web-snooping project PRISM shows that the US is the “kingpin” of civil-rights abuses. An op-ed in the Norks' state newspaper Minju Joson declared allegations of American spooks trawling through phone and internet usage records indicate that we're all “subject to …

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