by: Lynette Webb
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In Korea, the problem of cyber-terrorising… which I’m assuming is like an advanced form of cyber bullying… is now so widespread - and with the potential for such an impact - that police stations have dedicated resources to deal with it. Thankfully it doesn’t seem to have reached this scale here in UK although sadly I suspect it’s only a matter of time.
The quote in full: "All of Korea's police stations now have a cyber terror unit to help deal with the problem. The number of cases referred to Korea's Internet Commission tripled last year. "Often using other people's login to a website, these people spread bad rumours aimed at affecting the victim's social status," said Chun Seong Lee, Liaison Officer at the Cyber Terror Response Centre. "It's happening a lot. In these situations people could lose their job, or it could affect their social life, even causing mental illness. That's all happening because of the development of the internet, of course." - BBC Nov 3 2006 news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/6112754.stm
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