Hacking Threats in Korea: Protecting Emails

Hacking Threats in Korea: Protecting Emails

Hacker image, https://pixabay.com/en/hacker-www-binary-internet-code-1500899/; cropped.

Taeil Ko, Deputy Director, Ministry of National Defense, The Republic of Korea

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

10383 Bunche Hall

With the growth of technology, email hacking has become a major threat to the security of personal information of people worldwide. Many Koreans remember the incident in March 2014, when ‘Anonymous’, an international hacker organization, warned a cyber attack on the Korean Government. Additionally, in January 2014, there was a massive leakage of personal information from KB Kookmin Card, Lotte Card and NH Nonghyup Bank. Due to the huge data hack, the personal data of some 20 million Korean users was leaked. Some experts say that the personal data of the entire population in South Korea is now compromised. Regardless of whether this is true or not, one thing is certain. Nobody’s personal information is safe. As mentioned above, people are exposed to numerous hacking threats. The e-mail that many people use in everyday life is especially prone to be a major target of hacking. In this presentation, Taeil Ko will look at some typical e-mail hacking cases and find out how to prevent these incidents.

Lecture will be in Korean.

This event is exclusive to CKS Visiting Scholars, graduate/undergraduate students, and faculty.


Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies