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Volume: 3 Issue: 7
(July 2017)

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south korea launches measures strengthen cyber security face ransomware attacks following incident large number korean websites hit ransomware attack

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South Korea launches measures to strengthen cyber security in the face of ransomware attacks

Following an incident in which a large number of Korean websites were hit by a ransomware attack, the Korea Communications Commission (‘KCC’) has now taken steps to enhance the cyber security preparedness of online operators. According to the KCC’s research 2,496 online business operators have been transmitting personal data without encryption, and as such the KCC has issued such business with administrative guidance on server security. Keun Woo Lee, Partner at Yoon & Yang, describes the vulnerabilities facing online operators and looks at the steps the KCC is taking to strengthen online operators’ cyber security, which includes taking a tougher stance on online operators cyber security going forward.

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