The texts usually claim to provide free masks or falsely claim to be from companies that have experienced delays in deliveries due to the virus. These messages aim to extract the recipients’ private information. There were also 165 phone calls from fake numbers, claiming to be from health authorities trying to scam people out of money and information. … [Read more...] about Text scams exploiting coronavirus fears see sharp rise in South Korea
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It’s not all good news, though. Work published in the Journal of Hospital Infection (via Forbes) states that coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS can live on surfaces for between four and five days, but some could survive for up to nine days outside of the body at room temperature. However, these are sensitive to disinfectants containing alcohol, sodium hydroxide, and sodium hypochlorite, and they can be removed from a surface in 60 seconds. It’s expected that the disinfecting process will have a similar effect on 2019-nCoV. … [Read more...] about Could packages sent from China carry the coronavirus?
A cyberattack in South Korea on Wednesday took the networks of several companies offline. While some recovered in a matter of hours, South Korea's public broadcasting organization, KBS, is still offline. But the identity of the person or group behind the attacks is still an open question—one muddied by the hackers who are taking credit for at least part of it. It's not clear at this point if the attack was state-sponsored, cyberwarfare by North Korea, or simply an act of cyberterrorism by hackers looking to make a virtual name for themselves. … [Read more...] about Your hard drive will self-destruct at 2pm: Inside the South Korean cyberattack
The South Korean government has warned the public of a sharp rise in smishing attempts -- scam text messages -- that use misinformation about the novel coronavirus outbreak.smishing texts had been sent that used false information on the novel coronavirus, the Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korean police, and the country's financial regulator said Monday in a joint statement. … [Read more...] about South Korea sees rise in smishing with coronavirus misinformation
The US tech giant had said in a previous ZDNet report that it was developing services specific to key verticals to win customers in the Asia-Pacific. In addition, it was looking to expand its data centre footprint and triple its headcount in the region, where it also operates cloud regions in Singapore, Mumbai, Tokyo, Osaka, Taiwan, Sydney, and Hong Kong. Another cloud region in Jakarta, Indonesia, is expected to open soon. … [Read more...] about Google launches first cloud region in South Korea