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Adrian Bole

Adrian Bole has written 148 posts for IT Security China

APT32 hackers targeted Chinese govt over coronavirus response

Hackers working in support of the Vietnamese government have attempted to break into Chinese state organisations at the centre of Beijing’s effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according to US cyber security firm FireEye. FireEye said a hacking group known as APT32 had tried to compromise the personal and professional email accounts of staff at […]

US slower than China at recording bugs in national vulnerability database

China’s National Vulnerability Database (CCNVD) is much faster than its U.S. counterpart when it comes to reporting the latest confirmed product vulnerabilities, according to a new report. Researchers at Recorded Future found that between Sept. 13, 2015 and Sept. 13, 2017, it took an average of 33 days for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology to […]

Beijing warns computer users across country over massive ‘Petya’ cyberattack

Beijing has warned computer users across the country to guard against a massive cyberattack spreading around the globe, but the damage from the “Petya” ­ransomware virus in Asia ­appeared to be limited on Wednesday. It has hit Ukraine’s central bank, Russian oil giant Rosneft and British advertising firm WPP, among others, demanding US$300 (HK$2,340) in […]

Australia ‘spies and steals technology’, Chinese state paper says as war of words flares again

A Chinese state-run newspaper fired back on Thursday at recent Australian allegations of influence-buying by Beijing, saying the country spied on China, harassed its citizens and stole its technology. An unnamed employee of China’s national security department told the Global Timesthat Australian intelligence agents in disguise collect information from Chinese people overseas or encourage them to […]

HKCERT – Petwrap / NotPetya Ransomware Encrypts Victim Data

A new variant of ransomware known as Petwrap / Petrwrap / Petya / NotPetya / Nyetya is spreading quickly. HKCERT was aware that it is widespread overseas. The different name indicate the industry is debating if the ransomware is directly related to another known ransomware Petya. It incorporated the attack method from the WannaCry ransomware […]

China introduces emergency cybersecurity plan

China released Tuesday an emergency response plan for Internet security incidents. The plan was formulated and released by the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, to “improve handling of cybersecurity incidents, prevent and reduce damage, protect the public interest and safeguard national security, public safety and social order.” The plan divides cybersecurity […]

Cyber Security Law to protect foreign business operations

The forthcoming Cyber Security Law will not affect the operations of overseas companies in China, with Chinese experts cautioning some governments and organizations against obstructing cooperation between the Chinese government and foreign companies. China’s first Cyber Security Law, which is scheduled to take effect on June 1, states that operators of key information infrastructure should […]

China’s Cybersecurity Law and Draft Implementation Rules

The law applies to all “network operators” and introduces cybersecurity mechanisms. On November 7, 2016, the Chinese government released a draft version of the Cybersecurity Law (CSL) that will govern China’s cyberspace effective June 1, 2017. The CSL declares the Chinese government’s sovereign authority over the construction, operation, maintenance, and usage of networks in China. […]

China’s new cybersecurity law amended before enforcement

Changes to the language of China’s new cybersecurity law, which will come into force on July 1, could implicate a wider range of products and services, and provide the government with access to foreign companies’ sensitive data and technologies. The law will necessitate many companies to store information within mainland China. Companies storing information via […]

US Attention Shifts Away From Chinese Cyber Threats

Sam Curry, Chief Product Officer at Boston-based Cybereason, said that privatization has changed the perception of China as a cybersecurity risk. “I think for a long time, public enemy number one was China, in everyone’s eyes, the government. They were performing hacking on a very large scale,” said Curry. “I think the first meeting with President […]