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Chinese regulations target rising cybercrime




Chinese regulations target rising cybercrime
Chinese regulations target rising cybercrime



http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/051909-chinese-regulations-target-rising.html 

By Owen Fletcher 
IDG News Service 
05/19/2009

China has targeted cybercrime in three new sets of regulations issued 
this month as the activity starts to look like an established industry 
in the country.

Cybercrime in China has grown such that attackers often divide the labor 
needed to design malware, distribute it and turn the resulting access to 
remote PCs into monetary gain, security analysts say.

Over 1.2 million computers in China in 2008 were infected by software 
that let an attacker control them as part of a botnet, according to the 
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

That suggests botnets afflict China more severely than other countries. 
Just 2 million computers worldwide in the first half of that year were 
bot-controlled, according to a survey by the MIIT's National Computer 
Network Emergency Response Technical Team.

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