Monday, August 11, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, June 20 2008] End Cyber Terror Against Advertisers

Korea’s five business organizations, including the Federation of Korean Industries and the Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business, sent an official letter to the country’s top five Internet portals on Wednesday urging them to prevent certain users from inciting others to intimidate businesses that advertise on the Chosun, Dong-A and JoongAng daily newspapers.

The methods include people calling in on the phone to hurl curses and threats at company employees. A surge in the number of such phone calls has paralyzed business operations, while some of the small companies that have been affected are facing closure. This is the result of the actions of a few netizens, who posted on the Internet plans of attack and contact numbers of businesses that advertise in leading newspapers which have rubbed the anti-U.S. beef activists up the wrong way.

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