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[Graphic News] Website defacements rise in 2019

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Oct. 31, 2019 - 18:14

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The number of website defacements in South Korea has increased in 2019 from a year earlier, an opposition lawmaker said.

Rep. Shin Yong-hyeon of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party said webpage-related hackings, including the stealing of confidential information and injection of malicious code, numbered 501 cases as of August, compared with 567 for the whole of 2018.

The lawmaker cited findings submitted by the Korea Internet & Security Agency for a parliamentary audit.

She said the number of hacking attacks rose to 1,724 in 2017 from 1,056 in 2016. (Yonhap)