For Chinese Hackers, It’s a Game – Ida Relsted and Chen Yixin

From China Daily:
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Money is by far the primary motivation for most of today’s virus writing and spamming in the world of computers except when it comes to China.

For Chinese hackers, gaming prestige outweighs financial gain, according to a new report on . The target of Chinese Internet malicious software, or malware, is to steal better online weapons and the profiles of the most famous gamers.

According to the international e-security company Sophos’ Security Threat Report 2007, Chinese hackers accounted for 30 percent of the malware written last year, surpassed only by the US. [Full Text]

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