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Cyber Attacks Likely to Evolve Even Faster in 2015
Strengthening Cyber Security
Cyber Attacks Likely to Evolve Even Faster in 2015
  • By Jack H. Park
  • January 9, 2015, 08:15
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The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Korea Internet & Security Agency announced that they would keep strengthening their cyber security systems throughout this year against advanced persistent threats (APT), and mobile and Internet banking fraud in the form of smishing and the like, and increasing security threats concerning the Internet of Things (IoT).

“This year, malicious code is likely to take advantage of more channels, including e-mails and SNS, to turn more computers into zombie PCs within a shorter period of time,” they predicted, adding, “At the same time, IoT security threats are becoming a reality as IoT environments are set up and routers, home CCTV systems, and the like are exposed to the possibility of security breach.”

In addition, attacks targeting domain name services are expected to continue when it comes to DDoS, and those aiming to cause system overload by multiple packet transmissions are predicted to become more and more frequent.

“Stricter standards are required for routers, home appliances, and so on in order to provide against the possibility,” a representative from the ministry remarked, continuing, “Manufacturers will have to take information security into account from the very first steps of product planning and design.”