China’s Cyber Security Attacked by Dangerous Threat, Claims CNERT

Chinese national computer monitoring center, called, National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team Coordination Center (CNCERT) launched a report recently, which claims the country's cyber security has come under increasingly severe threats amid a types of safely risk, said upi.com dated March 19, 2013.

The discovery of the CNERT report also shows that 16,388 Web pages in China were hacked last year. In fact, china witness an increase in hacking activities, especially against government websites, in 2012, with United States recognized as the greatest source of these attacks. Among these, 1802 were public websites and this represents a hike of 21.4% year on year, it observed.

The CNERT also claims that almost 73,000 overseas Internet Protocol addresses were included in hijacking nearly 14.2 million mainframes in China through trojans or botnet's, and the U.S. was the biggest source of all these events.

Japan was referred as carryout out the second-highest number of cyber attacks from overseas, calculated for 9.6 % of the total, with Taiwan which was the source of 7.6%, the report claims.

As for phishing activities, the agency said it monitored 22,308 such phishing websites targeting the expanding Chinese online population. Among these, 92.6% of the websites were implementing on foreign servers and US based website hold 83.3% OF THEM.

Such malicious online threat in China may increase in future.

CNERT Official, Zhou Youngling observed that new security risks will slowly came along with the application of new technologies, e.g. cloud computing, complicating the center's effort to trace cyber attacks, as said by globaltimes.cn on march 20,2013.

China has experienced criticism from other countries while it is the victim of cybercrimes, along with Unites States, which said the Chinese government was behind some hacking activities targeting their countries. These are the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal which disclosed the suffering cyber-security breaches in recent history.

China's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying defending China's stance claims: "China resolutely defense hacking of any type and would definitely contact United States on cyberspace security in a constructive manner," as said by upi.com on March 19, 2013.

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