China

(get it in RSS or Atom)

Phishing boom in China bucks global trends

Fish. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

There's been a sharp upturn in the numbers of phishing pages observed, with the majority of them hosted in China and targeting Chinese victims and sites, according to analysis of world phishing trends from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

Chinese cops nab 1,530 mobile SMS spammers in raid on fake base stations

Chinese cops nab 1,530 mobile SMS spammers in raid on fake base stations

Chinese police have arrested 1,530 spammers who've been driving around, spewing spam at people's phones from mobile, fake base stations. But it's just a drop in China's enormously spammy bucket.

Law enforcement in US, China, India, Romania collaborate to arrest hackers-for-hire

Law enforcement in US, China, India, Romania collaborate to arrest hackers-for-hire

Law enforcement in four countries have managed to work together to take down a number of hackers-for-hire, all accused of operating websites offering to break into email accounts for a fee.

Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists

Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists

Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.

Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.

China blamed for EADS and ThyssenKrupp hack attacks

China blamed for EADS and ThyssenKrupp hack attacks

EADS, maker of the Eurofighter, says that Chinese hackers attacked its computer network last year.

Is your company prepared reducing the likelihood of a successful targeted attack?

Unit 61398: A Chinese cyber espionage unit on the outskirts of Shanghai?

Unit 61398: A Chinese cyber espionage unit on the outskirts of Shanghai?

Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report, which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People's Liberation Army of China.

Botnet master abuses Facebook for pocket money, researchers reveal

Botnet master abuses Facebook for pocket money, researchers reveal

A Chinese hacker's main job may well be running a botnet of malware-clotted zombie PCs, but there's always time left in the day for selling fake Likes, apparently.

Monday review - the hot 27 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Just in case you missed any of our stories last week, here's a little recap.

China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch

China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch claims that the Wall Street Journal is still being troubled by hackers, after a week of Chinese hacking revelations.

US Department of Energy hacked, employees' personal information stolen

US Department of Energy hacked, employees' personal information stolen

The US Department of Energy has been hit by a "sophisticated cyber attack" in the last few weeks, which resulted in the personal information of several hundred employees being compromised.

Was China behind the attacks, or not?

Chinese hackers break into the New York Times, steal every employee's password

chinese flag_thumb

Chinese hackers have been infiltrating the newspaper's networks, broken into the email accounts of senior staff, stolen the corporate passwords for every Times employee and used those to gain access to the personal computers of 53 employees.

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit found on more websites. Fingers point towards Elderwood Project

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit found on more websites. Fingers point towards Elderwood Project

SophosLabs, has uncovered two new sites which have been hit by the recently discovered Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability - a community seeking independence from China, and an Iranian oil firm's website.

Google: Government surveillance of the internet is on the rise

Google: Government surveillance of the internet is on the rise

Google has released its semi-annual Transparency Report, saying that it received more than 20,000 requests for user data in the first half of 2012 - a sign of greater government surveillance.

National security threat or not? Huawei offers Australia unrestricted access to code

Huawei offers Australia unrestricted access to code

The company blames its own poor communications for what it calls "myths and misinformation" that have led to multiple countries banning its equipment.

But reports of Huawei's almost-sale of banned telecom equipment to Iran underscores fears that the company is sloppy at best, a vector for cyber attack at worst.

Huawei UK makes a blunder with its online careers page

Huawei UK makes a blunder with its online careers page

Chinese technology giant Huawei, under the spotlight following US concerns that its technology could be used for undercover surveillance, has made an elementary mistake in regards to its UK careers page.

US investigators will call for ban on Huawei, ZTE over spying concerns

US investigators will call for ban on Huawei, ZTE over spying concerns

The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will issue a report Monday that recommends that Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE should be barred from the American market because their products could be used to undermine domestic cyber security.

Monday review: the hot 21 stories of the week

days-thumb

In case you missed anything, here's a list of every story we've written in the last week, for your reviewing pleasure.

Microsoft settles lawsuit against 3322 dot org, reveals scale of Nitol botnet in China

nitol-botnet-250

Just over two weeks ago, we wrote enthusiastically about Microsoft's legal action against 3322 dot org.

That lawsuit has now been settled, with 3322 dot org's operator agreeing to a range of security-related conditions to get his domain back.

How a single spam from China ended up as an attack on the White House

How a single spam from China ended up as an attack on the White House

FoxNews leads today with a story entitled "Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer."

It sounds very dramatic, but which computer? What attack? Where in China? Find out the story behind the story.