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Experts suspect North behind SKorea computer crash

Employees of Korea Internet Security Center work after computer networks at two major South Korean banks and three top TV broadcasters went into shutdown mode en masse, at a monitoring room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Police and South Korean officials investigating the shutdown said the cause was not immediately clear. But speculation centered on North Korea, with experts saying a cyberattack orchestrated by Pyongyang was likely to blame. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Han Jong-chan) Korea Out

A cyberattack caused computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters to crash simultaneously Wednesday, paralyzing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of North Korean involvement.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung profits beat forecast, mobile biz doubles

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Samsung Electronics Co. reported Friday forecast-beating results for the fourth quarter of 2012 as profit from its mobile business more than doubled from a year earlier.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SKorean court rules Samsung didn’t copy iPhone

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South Korea’s Samsung won a home court ruling in its global smartphone battle against Apple on Friday when Seoul judges said the company didn’t copy the look and feel of the U.S. company’s iPhone, and that Apple infringed on Samsung’s wireless technology.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

2 SKoreans arrested for mobile customer data theft

South Korean visitors touch smart phones during the World IT Show in Seoul on May 28, 2010. AFP FILE PHOTO

South Korean police said they arrested two men who allegedly stole the personal details of about 8 million mobile phone subscribers and sold it to marketing companies in one of the country’s biggest hacking schemes.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung tips record-high profit for 2nd quarter

In this photo released by Samsung Electronics Co., models display Samsung Electronics' newest smartphone Galaxy S III during its world tour in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 25, 2012. Samsung Electronics, the world's top mobile phone maker, said Monday it expects global sales of the latest Galaxy smartphone to surpass 10 million in July even as it struggles to keep up with demand because of component shortages. (AP Photo/Samsung Electronics)

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest maker of memory chips, mobile phones, flat-screen panels and televisions, said Friday that its preliminary second-quarter operating profit jumped nearly 80 percent from a year ago to a record high. Analysts attributed the sharp rise to its mobile business.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung fights Apple move to block Galaxy sales

Models display a Samsung Galaxy S III, the latest smartphone in the company's Galaxy lineups, during its launching for media in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Samsung said the phone, that has emerged as the biggest competitor to the iPhone, will go on sale in 145 countries with 296 phone companies, making it the company's biggest launch so far. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday that it will fight Apple’s move to stop U.S. sales of its new Galaxy phone in the latest flare-up of an intellectual property battle between the world’s top smartphone makers.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia software piracy cost $21B in lost sales

Students use computers to perform research during an Advanced Placement government class at the Academy for College and Career Exploration in Baltimore. The United States is set to be overtaken by China, which has the second-highest commercial losses from software piracy—at $9 billion—even as the legal US software market remains many times bigger than in China.  AP FILE PHOTO

Illegal copying of computer programs in Asia cost businesses $21 billion in lost sales last year and China was on course to set a dubious new record—overtaking the US in losses caused by software piracy.

Posted: May 16th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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