Police officers of the Cyber Terror Response Centre are reflected ...
Dec 6th, 2011
(Reuters) - Police officers of the Cyber Terror Response Centre are reflected as they walk out of their office at the headquarters of the National Police Agency in Seoul December 5, 2011. South Korea, with its near-ubiquitous Internet access and lightning-fast broadband connections, was ranked by the United Nations Telecommunication Union recently as the world's most advanced nation in terms of information and communication technology usage. Unfortunately, the country also holds less laudable titles. Data from U.S.-based Internet security research firm Team Cymru indicates South Korea is, by far, Asia-Pacific's leading host of peer-to-peer "botnets," compromised, Internet-connected computers typically used for illegal activities and usually without the owner's knowledge. Picture taken on December 5, 2011. To match feature KOREA-CYBERCRIME/ REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: CRIME LAW SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) -
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