Chinese Cyber Crime

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China has recently fallen under international scrutiny due to their government's unique stance on the internet and its citizens.
While the House of Representatives pushes for increased control over internet usage within the United States in an attempt to curb cyber crime, China has moved well beyond talks and has attempted to begin shutting down what they see as a very serious problem.
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International Cyber Crime Stemming From China

2011 has been a busy year for the FBI as they are not only working to stem the wave of hacking issues within the United States, but worrying about a rise in fraudulent charges coming out of the Heilongjiang province within China.

By April of 2011, tour du lịch quế lâm the FBI informed United States businesses to be wary of transactions which were coming out of this remote area in China near the Russian border. Over 11 million dollars had already been transferred to these fraudulent companies.

Authorities believe that this current ring of cyber crimes are the result of U.S.

employees having their account information stolen or lost, and then being utilized by cyber criminals in the Chinese provinces. Due to the exponential increase in internet users and the crime that accompanies them, both United States and Chinese authorities are struggling to keep up with rising crime rates.

Recent problems have arisen with the jurisdiction of various national and international bodies in preventing and punishing criminals operating online.

Chinese Cyber Crime Turns To Subtlety

These blatant attacks are not the only problem coming from the recent increases of cyber crime stemming from the nation of China.

With huge leaps in internet access, and very few resources to police them, there is a rather large opportunity for some of the more subtle methods of cyber crime.

The most popular include 'trojan' viruses and 'phishing' crimes.
Just as with their namesake, Trojan viruses are downloaded under false pretenses and then wreak havoc on whichever computer they were placed on. Generally, the purpose of this malware is to 'phish' for sensitive information including banking numbers, kynghidongduong.vn addresses, or social security numbers.

Cyber Crime Defense In China

The major problem of Chinese cyber crime is not the advanced nature of the malware, phishing programs, and other illegal behavior.

The problem is the lack of efficient anti-virus programs and exploitable software, such as the Baidu browser plugin. Some studies have shown as much as 20% of viruses, malware, and Trojans bypass traditional Chinese anti-virus software.

Researches from around the world are combining their efforts in an attempt to universalize the software designed to prevent and track cyber crime.

Currently, German anti-virus software may not work on websites housed on servers deep within China. This leaves highly exploitable loopholes which have become a boon to criminals who are carrying out their crimes over the internet.
Peter Wendt is a writer and researcher living in Austin, Texas.

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