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Cybercrimes increase 14% in 2018 For Korea
Quote:A total of 149,604 cybercrimes occurred in the nation in 2018, up 13.6 percent from 131,734 recorded for the previous year, according to the NPA report titled “2018 Analysis of Cyberthreats.”
Crimes using information and communications networks, such as Internet scams, cyber financial frauds and infringement of personal and location information, accounted for 123,677 cases, or 82.7 percent of the total, it noted.
The report forecast that this year’s main cyberthreats will come from “messenger phishing” on social media, advanced supply chain attacks, cyberattacks on the Internet of Things (IoT) and spear phishing, an email scam.
In particular, it said, messenger phishing, which prevailed in the early 2010s, is expected to be prevalent again. Messenger phishing is a cybercrime in which scammers pretending to be an acquaintance request cash remittances via instant messengers.

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