FIRST Reveals Staggering Rise in Computer Hacking in China

The number of people in China, whose systems were compromised by criminals between 2006 and 2007, increased at a staggering rate of 2,125%, according to the report by the members of the 20th annual conference of FIRST, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams on June 25, 2008.

Thus, Head of China's Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Center, Dr. Minghua Wang emphasized in the session on sophisticated approaches to fight the growing sophistication in Internet crime. The topic was discussed as the top priority at the conference, as reported by WebWire on June 25, 2008.

Minghua disclosed that while a relatively high 44,717 computers were compromised by remote Trojan installation at the end of 2006, a year later, at the end of 2007, the aggregate number had s...

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