Articles about Korea
South Korea ranks tops for average selling price of handsets at US$415 last year. This was ahead of Japan, followed by Canada, the U.S. and Norway, according to Strategy Analytics.
South Korean Ministry of Science blames the North for the June 25 cyberattacks which brought down the websites of the presidential and prime minister's offices.
So far, 2,000 locations have already been connected with free Wi-Fi networks in the country, and the number will rise to 12,000 by 2017, so citizens can get better access to the Internet.
Financial regulator to instruct local banks to separate their network systems into two, for internal and external usage, and is pushing to set up a consolidated backup center, as part of measures to beef up defenses against cyberattacks.
South Korean chipmaker says it's willing to sign licensing deals with competitors as a form of "peace purchase" and to reduce legal disputes, in light of rising lawsuits from patent trolls.
The security vendor believes the March cyberattacks which hit banks and news agencies were part of a long term espionage campaign, dubbed "Operation Troy", aimed at stealing military and government data.
Financial regulator instructs local financial firms to disclose details in the event of a security breach, including the reason it happened, as part of efforts to beef up network security.
Government agency unveils a mobile device management plan where staff will be required to install a smartphone app deactivating functions such as Internet connectivity and the camera, to prevent data leaks.
The South Korean telco is reportedly in talks with Apple to put its LTE Advanced technology in the upcoming iPhone 5S. This follows last week's launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, the first to take advantage of the network.
Presidential office says personal information of approximately 100,000 people was leaked in last week's attack on its Web site, but user passwords and identification numbers were not stolen.
Samsung's new Galaxy S4 LTE-A will be joined by six others by the end of the year.
South Korean messaging app maker refutes claims it is collecting its users' media access control addresses from the launch of its desktop version last week.
The country's presidential office and government policy coordination Web sites said to be breached by hacktivist group Anonymous, and are currently shut down for repair.
Amongst the temporary moves, buildings must keep indoor temperatures above 26 degrees celsius and stores are banned from leaving their doors open. This follows the forced shutdown of two nuclear reactors last month.
The telco plans to upgrade its communications network and create 25,000 jobs over the next five years, funded by proceeds from the sales of its assets.