New Evidence Suggests Chinese Government Creating Android Malware

April 2, 2013

There is mounting evidence that the Chinese government may be responsible for targeted Android malware attacks.

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US Treasury Secretary Presses China On Cyber Issues

March 20, 2013

The new US Secretary of the Treasury linked cyberattacks to economic issues in his first round of talks with China on Wednesday.

Secretary Jacob Lew said during a press conference in Beijing, “This is a very serious threat to our economic interests. There was no mistaking how seriously we take this issue.”

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China's Next-Generation Internet

March 13, 2013

Attribution in cyberspace is tricky thing. The Chinese are working on a next-generation Internet that they hope will identify the source of packets no matter how obfuscated the path may be as well as provide IP addresses for all its citizens.

A paper from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society details the proposed changes to the backbone of the Internet as we know it, both IPv4 and IPv6. According to New Scientist, "first up is the internet's inability to block malicious traffic as a whole. While malware can rapidly replicate and distribute itself across the net, organisations can only respond to individual instances of online aggression." That would be different under the Chinese system, which would better identify the source and allow for it to be blocked.

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Android Overtaking China's Mobile Roadmap

March 6, 2013

Google may have lost the search engine war in China, but it appears to be taking over the mobile market there instead.

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China Says US Hacked Its Military Almost 144,000 Times A Month

March 5, 2013

After one US firm issued a report stating that China was hacking the US, the Chinese government now says the opposite is true as well.

In a report from Reuters, chinese officials say two Chinese military websites, including the Defense Ministry, were attacked 144,000 times a month, with more than two-thirds of that coming from US sites. "The Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites have faced a serious threat from hacking attacks since they were established, and the number of hacks has risen steadily in recent years," said ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng.

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