Tuesday, March 20, 2012

China faces increasing overseas cyber attacks

Cyber attacks on China launched from bases overseas surged in 2011, rising to 8.9 million computers affected from 5 million the previous year, according to a network security report.
Japan was the source of most attacks at 22.8 per cent, followed closely by the United States at 20.4 per cent and the Republic of Korea at 7.1 per cent.

The report, released on Monday by China's National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team and Coordination Center, found that 11,851 Internet protocol addresses based overseas had controlled 10,593 Chinese websites last year.
'This shows that Chinese websites still face a serious problem from being maliciously attacked by foreign hackers or IP addresses,' Mr Wang Minghua, deputy director of the team's operation department, said at a news conference on Monday.

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