BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Computer crimes in China have been
increasing in recent years, said a white paper titled "The Internet in
China" issued on Tuesday.
The white paper, issued by the Information Office of the State
Council,said the tendency of the combination of various traditional
crimes and computer crimes has become gradually more obvious.
"Online fraud, online theft and other forms of crimes which encroach on
the property of others are increasing rapidly," said the paper. "Crimes
such as producing and spreading computer viruses, and computer and
network hacking are increasing."
"Criminal activities such as disseminating obscenity, pornography and
gambling are still pressing problems," the paper added.
According to the paper, public security departments dealt with 142
computer crime cases in 1998, 29,000 in 2007, 35,000 in 2008 and 48,000
In order to effectively combat computer crimes, the Chinese laws
stipulate that criminal activities conducted by making use of the
Internet or against the Internet shall be investigated and dealt with in
accordance with the Criminal Law or other relevant laws.
"China is one of the countries suffering most from hacking, " said the
According to incomplete statistics, more than 1 million IP addresses in
China were controlled from overseas in 2009, 42,000 websites were
distorted by hackers, and 18 million Chinese computers were infected by
the Conficker virus every month, about 30 percent of the computers
infected globally, said the paper.
"Chinese laws prohibit all forms of hacking," said the paper, adding
that concerns about Internet security of different countries should be
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