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Another Leakage of Personal Information From KT Corporation

Two hackers and a telemarketing firm CEO get arrested for the theft of 12 million KT Corp. customers’ personal information. Surnames of Kim and Chung had been hacking users’ personal information from KT since February 2013. KT is Korea’s second largest telecom service provider with about 16 million customers for their mobile, fixed-line telephone, and […]

Highly Applauded Tourist Police
Highly Applauded Tourist Police

  Tourist police breaks the barriers of language and assists to their best.   In Seoul, you may come across differently dressed officers who seem to speak English or some other foreign language. These are the tourist police for people who are visiting or living in Korea. The tourist police was officially launched in Seoul […]

Seoul to crackdown on businesses who rip off foreigners
Seoul to crackdown on businesses who rip off foreigners

Seoul’s Yeongdeungpo-gu District recently announced an extermination campaign to crackdown on businesses and services who rip off foreign tourists. The target areas consist of 3 sections: transportation, shopping, and restaurant/street stalls. Regarding the transportation section, the District is going to keep on a continuous crackdown on taxis who are overcharging foreigners and illegal call van […]

American student in Seoul busted for running around naked
American student in Seoul busted for running around naked

Catching up on some expat news that happened earlier this month. Around 5:20AM on June 4, a young American who came to Korea as an exchange student, got arrested for running naked from Seoul’s Sinchon Station to Ehwa University Station, as a penalty for losing at a drinking game. He was drinking with 5 other […]

Netizen News – June 14

A current round-up of what has Korean netizens chatting today: 1. Jo Hyeona, a vice-president of Korean Air, sued 3 netizens who cussed her out online for giving birth in the United States in order to gain US citizenship for her baby. http://news.naver.com/main/ranking/read.nhn?mid=etc&sid1=111&rankingType=popular_day&oid=055&aid=0000253722&date=20130614&type=2&rankingSectionId=102&rankingSeq=1   2.  Korean woman 'A' who spent most of her life in […]

Netizen news – June 13

Slow week for expat-oriented news in Korea or any other news that has got the nation all hyped up. But just so you know what is generating some buzz, here are what netizens are chattering about, according to Naver, in order of popularity. If anyone wants more details on any of these stories, let us […]

Foreign Teacher Raped in Seoul; Cigarette Butt Leads to Arrest
Foreign Teacher Raped in Seoul; Cigarette Butt Leads to Arrest

News is breaking?from various sources today about Seoul Police announcing details regarding the arrest of a Korean man who allegedly raped a Canadian female English teacher. Seocho-gu Police in Seoul announced today that they arrested a Korean male accused of raping a Canadian English teacher. According to the police, the man (only announced by his […]

Foreign teachers in Daejeon save drowning Korean woman
Foreign teachers in Daejeon save drowning Korean woman

Heartwarming expat news is coming out of Daejeon, at the moment, as local news reports are indicating that a pair of native English teachers saved a drowning Korean woman. The married foreign couple were taking a walk near the Expo Bridge in Mannyeong-dong of Daejeon's Seo-gu district, when they heard a sound coming from the […]

Popular hip hop singer involved in Itaewon bar scuffle
Popular hip hop singer involved in Itaewon bar scuffle

A former member from Korea's Uptown hiphop group got mixed up in an assault at an Itaewon bar, last week, which has made the Korean netizen community abuzz with wondering which member it was. According to police, the group member is under suspicion of assaulting another Korean girl with the last name of 'Choi, at […]

Police bust Jjimjilbang cross-dresser in Hongdae
Police bust Jjimjilbang cross-dresser in Hongdae

In case you missed it, this past weekend kicked off the annual Korea Queer Festival in Seoul's Hongdae district, which runs until June 16.  Each year, the festival draws crowds of both Koreans and foreigners to participate. Judging from media footage, one might assume that only foreigners in Korea are the ones who are 'afflicted' with […]