IT Firm Supporting Pyeongchang Olympics Reportedly Hacked Months Ago

The IT company supporting the Winter Olympics apparently never had a chance. According to CyberScoop, it was hacked well before the Pyeongchang games ever began. Read More >>

South Korean Prosecutors are Investigating Apple Over the iPhone Throttling Controversy

Prosecutors in South Korea’s capital of Seoul said on Friday that they plan to investigate allegations tech giant Apple deliberately slowed down older models of iPhone to push customers towards purchasing pricier newer versions, the Korea Herald reported. Read More >>

Children’s Band Class Is Way Better With Vocoders, Drum Machines, and Daft Punk

When I was a kid, the only reason I took band class in school was to avoid spending two hours in study hall every week. My motivations would have been completely different, however, were I raised in South Korea where fourth graders get to perform Daft Punk tracks instead of Sousa’s greatest hits. Read More >>

North Korea Is Main Suspect in Ruinous Hack of South Korean Bitcoin Exchange

World War III is going to be dumb. It only seems fitting that Bitcoin could get thrown into the mix of dumb reasons why it might get started. When South Korean cryptocurrency exchange YouBit was looted by hackers this week it seemed to be inevitable that North Korea would be at fault, and investigators believe that’s exactly what happened. Read More >>

Cryptocurrency Speculators Watch Nervously as South Korea Bans ICOs 

The cryptocurrency market is having another rocky morning as South Korean authorities announced a ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs). While countries like the US and the UK have warned investors to exercise caution before becoming involved with such projects, China has completely banned the fundraising method, and Taiwan could be next. Read More >>

Report: South Korea May Ask US to Re-Deploy its Nuclear Weapons

Tensions on the Korean peninsula between North Korea and virtually every other country in the region continue to escalate in the wake of its possible detonation of a hydrogen bomb this weekend. Now the situation seems poised to escalate even further, with South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo investigating the possibility of having the US plant its nukes back on the demilitarised zone’s doorstep. Read More >>

South Korea has Introduced the World’s First ‘Robot Tax’

Amidst fears that mass automation could lead to serious unemployment problems, South Korea has just introduced what is being referred to as the world's first 'robot tax'. Read More >>

South Korean Company Agrees to Pay Hackers $1 Million Bitcoin Ransom to Unlock Its Files

A South Korean web hosting company will reportedly shell out about a million dollars (~£793,900) to resolve a ransomware crisis at its data centre, the highest such payout publicly known to date. Read More >>

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North Korea Just Had Its Most Successful Missile Launch Yet

President Trump has rotated between saying that a “major, major” conflict with North Korea is possible and that he “would be honoured” to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. On Sunday, North Korea did what it usually does when it’s unsure of what’s going on and tested another missile. The launch went pretty well. Read More >>

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North Korea Thinks the CIA Hired a ‘Lumberjack’ to Assassinate Kim Jong Un With Nano Weapons

The North Korean government is famous for coming up with some peculiar theories. But have you heard the one about how the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence agency paid a “lumberjack” $20,000 to kill Kim Jong Un and his cronies with “radioactive” and “nano poisonous” substances? It’s a doozy. Read More >>

How South Korea’s Fake News Hijacked a Democratic Crisis

Last Thursday, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was officially ousted from her office after a special Constitutional Court decision held up her impeachment. For the majority of Koreans, it’s the end of a gruelling three-month trial and a longer national scandal. But during the biggest crisis in South Korea’s young democracy, the road to impeachment was filled with fake information spread through the popular messaging app KakaoTalk, websites and newspaper-like pamphlets in which fictional western experts named after anime characters proved made-up conspiracies and “Donald Trump” supported President Park Geun-Hye. Read More >>

Childcare Interrupts A Man’s Career For A Change

The viral video of the day today is undoubtedly this brilliant clip from BBC World News, in which a discussion on the impeachment of South Korea's president with political scientist Robert E Kelly rapidly spirals into hilarity: Read More >>

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South Korea Wasted £200k Trying to Make People Care About the Olympics at MWC

It's a problem faced by many exhibitors at Mobile World Congress: how do you stand out when there are thousands upon thousands of exhibitors, and companies like LG and Huawei announcing headline-grabbing new handsets? Read More >>

‘Crown Prince Of Samsung’ Arrested, May Become Crown Prince Of Prison

It's more bad news for Samsung as its de-facto leader, Jay Y. Lee, has been arrested in South Korea in an ongoing investigation into bribery and corruption. Read More >>

“Crown Prince of Samsung” Avoids Arrest – For The Time Being

The warrant to arrest top Samsung exec Jay Y. Lee has been dismissed today by a court in South Korea and the de-facto company head has been allowed to leave the Seoul Detention Centre where he was being held, reports Reuters. Known in local media as the "Crown Prince of Samsung," Vice Chairman Lee leads the company in the absence of his chairman father Lee Kun-hee, who had a heart attack in 2014. Read More >>