CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

HolidayBuyer's Guide
Culture

Korea also the top source for phishers

Stellar broadband access also has a seedy side.

Jim R. points out that South Korea's broadband boom comes with a price – it's also the world capital for phishing, or emails that pretend to be legitimate while trying to steal personal information. According to a new study reported by MSNBC, 20 percent of these con-mails are hosted by sites in Korea.