Tag Archive | "china"


29 November 2012 | 1,474 views

Noted Chinese Hacker Wicked Rose Heading Antivirus Company Anvisoft

The latest scandal on the block, it seems like a noted Chinese hacker known as Wicked Rose or Withered Rose is involved with the Antivirus startup Anvisoft. The hackers real name is Tan Dailin and he was previously involved in the hacking of some US defence contractors. Anvisoft even posted on their official Facebook group [...]

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09 August 2011 | 10,458 views

More Cyberterrorism – Taiwan Political Party Accuses China of Hacking

Well there hasn’t been a whole lot of news the last couple of days apart from the London riots – which don’t have much of a technical spin. The only technical part is that the looters/rioters etc seem to be organizing themselves using BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and Twitter. The former being rather smart as it’s [...]

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02 June 2011 | 6,804 views

Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On Gmail – Likely From China

It was just about a week ago when we wrote about the technical flaw in Hotmail and the fact that the Hotmail Exploit Has Been Silently Stealing E-mail for some time. The latest news is some hackers have been targeting users of the Gmail service, specifically US government officials. This comes shortly after the news [...]

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30 August 2010 | 5,537 views

China Policy Could Shut Out Foreign Security Firms

China catches a lot of flack in the infosec World, mostly for being suspected of cyber-terrorism and for propagating nasty malware. Lately things have been getting more political especially during their tussle with Google over the whole ‘search freedom’ issue and censorship. The latest is that they are starting to check for compliance on a [...]

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20 April 2010 | 5,475 views

China Reports Millions Of Conficker Infections

Conficker has been giving us all headaches for quite some time now, the latest news it that China hosts up to 28% of the World Conficker infections at its peak. 7 million separate hosts infected with Conficker at the end of 2009, that’s more than the population of some countries! It’s a pretty nasty piece [...]

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15 March 2010 | 6,926 views

Google ’99.9%’ Certain To Shut Down Google.cn

There’s been a lot of controversy with China recently, a lot of which we have documented here. With the Aurora attacks targeting Google too and the attack code originating from China Google stopped censoring it’s Google.cn search engine and is now almost certainly pulling out of China. The latest report from the financial times is [...]

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09 February 2010 | 8,949 views

Chinese Police Shut Down ‘Black Hawk Safety Net’ Hacking School

There’s been a LOT of news lately about attacks from China, Chinese hackers and sites from China propagating malware. The latest news is that China police have managed to shut down a hacker training operating that was schooling the next generation of Chinese script kiddies. It seems like China is grooming a huge cyberarmy both [...]

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30 June 2008 | 7,222 views

China Home to at Least HALF of Malicious Web Sites

It looks like China is becoming a hotbed for malware and malicious websites (those sites that push malware infections via browser exploits). They often used to be found in Korea and Taiwan and parts of Eastern Europe. According to the latest data more than half of the sites are now located in China. More than [...]

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12 September 2007 | 4,057 views

France Complaining of China Hacks Too

After the recent fiasco about the Pentagon being Hacked by Chinese Military another few governments have piped up with information about cyber surveillance by China. The latest is France. It seems like right now china has it’s fingers in many pies. France has become the fourth country to speak out against hackers in China following [...]

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06 September 2007 | 8,776 views

Pentagon Hacked by Chinese Miltary

The details are still a bit shaky, but this news has been making the rounds. Apparently the the hack attack in June on the Pentagon may have been carried out by the Chinese Military (People’s Liberation Army). One senior US official said the Pentagon had pinpointed the exact origins of the attack. Another person familiar [...]

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