Price to Hire Cyber Experts to Attack Website

The owner and operator of an illegal gambling website in South Korea hired two cyber security experts to attack a competing gambling site. South Korea’s National Police Agency stated that the owner of the illegal gambling site paid two men $911,000 (1 Billion South Korean Won) to attack the competitor. The cyber attack consisted of… Continue reading Price to Hire Cyber Experts to Attack Website

Illegal Crab Poaching in Russia and Alaska

Security and intelligence officials in Russia estimate that over $700 Million worth of crab is illegally fished and poached from its waters each year. Most of the boats that poach crab from Russian waters are registered in Cambodia or Sierra Leone with its crew being from Russia. Most of the illegally caught crab is transported… Continue reading Illegal Crab Poaching in Russia and Alaska

Older Women Entering Prostitution Industry in South Korea

A BBC report stated that many women in their 50s, 60s and 70s in South Korea are offering sexual services to elderly men in order to survive. The women gather in Jongmyo Park in Seoul where they offer Bacchus energy drinks for sale. Retired men who gather in the park purchase the energy drink and… Continue reading Older Women Entering Prostitution Industry in South Korea

Black Market Gold Trading in South Korea

The Financial Services Commission in South Korea reported that 110 tons of gold is traded in the country each year. Out of the total gold trade, about 70 tons of gold bullion is traded on the black market. The value of the black market gold in South Korea is estimated to be about $3 Billion… Continue reading Black Market Gold Trading in South Korea

Counterfeit Won Removed from South Korea in 2013

The central bank in South Korea removed 3,585 counterfeit banknotes from circulation in 2013. In 2012, a total of 8,627 fake bills were removed from circulation. The number of fake 50,000 won note that was removed declined by 74 percent to 84 bills in 2013. The number of counterfeit 10,000 won notes removed declined by… Continue reading Counterfeit Won Removed from South Korea in 2013

Choco Pie Price in North Korea’s Black Market

There is an active black market in North Korea for Choco Pie, a marshmallow chocolate pie that is sold around the world. Media reports state that North Korean workers at the Kaesong Industrial Complex first came across the pie when working for South Korean firms. The firm would pack a lunch box for the workers… Continue reading Choco Pie Price in North Korea’s Black Market

Human Trafficking Victims in Japan

The Polaris Project, an non-governmental organization, estimates that there are up to 54,000 human trafficking victims that are bought and sold in Japan each year. In an article with the Bangkok Post, the report highlighted cases where women from the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea were trafficked to Japan in order to work in the… Continue reading Human Trafficking Victims in Japan

Prostitution Arrests in South Korea

In 2009, security services in South Korea arrested 73,000 people for various prostitution charges across the country. In 2012, officials arrested 21,123 people. Although final figures were unavailable, South Korean media stated that criminal justice programs increased enforcement in 2013 due to criticism on the lower arrest rates. In a single day in December, authorities… Continue reading Prostitution Arrests in South Korea

Human Flesh Capsules Smuggling In South Korea

Capsules filled with the remains of dead human fetuses are being smuggled into South Korea from China, according to the Korea Customs Service. The pills are advertised as a stamina enhancement drug and are in high demand despite public health programs explaining that the pills are filled with bacteria and could cause serious health problems… Continue reading Human Flesh Capsules Smuggling In South Korea

Number of Attendees at "John Schools" In South Korea

South Korean law mandates that men who are arrested for prostitution solicitation must attend “john schools” in an attempt to lower repeat offenders. In 2009, the number of men forced to attend the classes peaked at nearly 35,000. In 2011, the number of men declined to 7,400. Criminal justice officials in South Korea believe that… Continue reading Number of Attendees at "John Schools" In South Korea