computer security

New York Times Hacking Highlights Other Cases

The New York Times admitted on Wednesday that it had been the victim of a four-month hacking campaign, apparently in response to its probing of premier Wen Jiabao’s family’s wealth. The attacks, it reported, seemed...

Protecting Your Security Online: A Guide

AccessNow.org has posted a new guide to online security which may be of use to CDT readers based in China—or, indeed, anywhere else. This guide is written for citizens in the Middle East and North Africa who want to use...

Spying on Computer Spies Traces Data Theft to China

A team of researchers in Toronto has traced a computer spy network that has hacked into government computers in India and elsewhere. From the New York Times: The Toronto spy hunters not only learned what kinds of material had...

Marc Ambinder: How The Hackers Took Google: A Theory

From the Atlantic Magazine: Fred Chang has a theory about how hackers affiliated with the Chinese government hacked into Google and at least two dozen other major American companies. Chang is a professor of computer science at...

Microsoft: China Web Filtering Raises Issues

After a government order announced that all new computers in China would be required to have pre-installed filtering software, Microsoft is denouncing the notice. From AFP: Microsoft late Monday said a Chinese rule that personal...

US, China behind Two-thirds of Computer Security Threats – AFP

From AFP, via China Daily: The United States and China host nearly two-thirds of spam, viruses and other computer security threats delivered around the world in 2006. Computer security firm Sophos said 34.2 percent of the so-called malware last year originated from the United States, with 31 percent from China. Russia was third, accounting for […]

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