By Owen Fletcher
IDG News Service
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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