Day 187 : Not My Day
[19 February 2012]
I was not really in a good mood.
I woke up quite early 7.30 AM.
I found hot water in my room was still not running since last night. After waiting for 2 hours finally I contacted the owner and told him about it, then it’s suddenly running again in just 5 minutes. I don’t know what happened. Bah, I should’ve called him since last night!
I prepared foods for my breakfast, and I accidentally spilled it everywhere (not all, tho).
Then, I got annoyed by my phone provider (Korea Telecom). A guy from TEDxItaewon apparently had tried to contact me and ask for team meeting, but I didn’t get those messages, and he thought I was ignoring him and difficult to reach. I am a VERY CONNECTED person, always checking internet and my phone (that sometimes my Boyfriend asked me to turn off my phone, especially when I’m with him), yet someone said it’s difficult to reach me?! I know it’s a miss-communication, but I really don’t know why my phone number sometimes cannot receive some messages.
Then, I got annoyed by someone from Toastmasters who’s very bossy and he thought that I hadn’t touched Google Docs before and he taught me how to change a Theme??! Helloooo… you’re speaking with a GEEK here!
Then, I was pointed as Timer in Toastmasters Meeting, and I was not ready to explain my roles to others. I also got pointed to be one of Table Topic Speakers, and I couldn’t answer it smoothly! :(
You know why these all happened? Because I woke up too early in Sunday!! That is against any rules in the world, and I was punished because of that, ha!
Anyway, in second round dinner with Toastmasters friends, we had Sushi in Sinchon. It was 1,000 KRW ($1) per plate, and I finished 7 plates.
South Korea arrests phone firm KT Corp hacking suspects
Two men suspected of accessing details illegally of 8.7 million users of South Korea’s largest fixed-line phone operator, KT Corp, have been arrested.
The company says hackers stole subscribers’ names, phone and personal identification numbers, and then sold the data to telemarketers.
The hackers made an estimated 1bn won (£560,518; $877,000) from the sale.
An illegally installed computer program had collected subscribers’ information over several months, KT Corp said.
“It took nearly seven months to develop the hacking program and [the suspects] had very sophisticated hacking skills,” the company told the Yonhap News agency.
KT is also second biggest mobile operator in South Korea.
The company apologised to its subscribers, promising to “strengthen the internal security system and raise awareness of security among all employees to prevent causing inconvenience to customers,” Yonhap News quoted KT as saying.
In July 2011, South Korea said it had traced the theft of data from 35 million accounts from the Cyworld website and the Nate web portal, both run by SK Communications, to computer IP addresses based in China.
In April 2011, hackers targeted a government-backed bank in South Korea. And in May the same year, data on more than 1.8 million customers was stolen from South Korean consumer finance company Hyundai Capital.
In November 2011, one of South Korea’s main games developers, Nexon, was hacked, with personal details of 13 million users of its MapleStory online game stolen.
Government ministries, the National Assembly, the country’s military headquarters and networks of US forces based in South Korea were also hit by hackers in 2011.
South Korea Telephone Area Codes & international long-distance codes to call abroad from South Korea
South Korea Telephone Area Codes
The international long-distance codes to call abroad from South Korea are:
001(through KT), 002(through Dacom),
00700(through SKTelink), 00345(through KTF),
00365(through Onse) or 00321(through Naray)
FREE travel helpline for foreigners in Korea (in English, Chinese, and Japanese).
(Area code) + 1330