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Nationwide holiday ups China's risk to Stuxnet




Nationwide holiday ups China's risk to Stuxnet
Nationwide holiday ups China's risk to Stuxnet



http://www.zdnetasia.com/nationwide-holiday-ups-china-s-risk-to-stuxnet-62203387.htm 

By Tyler Thia
ZDNet Asia 
October 4, 2010

Computer hackers have warned that the week-long National Day holiday in 
China that began Friday could leave the country vulnerable to further 
attacks from Stuxnet, according to a report by news agency AFP.

The cyberworm, which may have been designed to attack Iran's nuclear 
facilities, has already hit millions of computers around the country, 
most of them industrial facilities.

"With the entire nation going on holiday from Friday, cybersecurity 
staff at large state-owned enterprises would be minimal," said China's 
biggest hacker group Chinese Honker Union. "So if they [cybercriminals] 
are up to something, they may very likely do it now."

In another report published by The H Security, it quoted Chinese media 
reports as saying that millions of PCs and close to 1,000 industrial 
facilities in the country have already been infected by Stuxnet.

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