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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 […]

China’s draft law highlights information security, national territory awareness

Chinese lawmakers are considering revisions to the surveying and mapping law to protect geographic information security and raise public awareness of national territory. The amended draft was submitted to legislators for a second reading at the bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which runs until Thursday. The revisions deal with the […]


China adopts cybersecurity law to protect national security, citizens’ rights

China’s top legislature on Monday adopted a cybersecurity law to safeguard sovereignty on cyberspace, national security and the rights of citizens. The government will take measures to “monitor, defend and handle cybersecurity risks and threats originating from within the country or overseas sources, protecting key information infrastructure from attack,intrusion, disturbance and damage,” the law states. […]

China calls for FBI cooperation in internet security, counter-terrorism

BEIJING (Reuters) – China wants to have deeper internet security, anti-terrorism and corruption cooperation with the United States, Chinese security officials told the visiting director of the FBI, state news agency Xinhua said. Meeting in Beijing, Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun, told James B. Comey that China was willing to enhance strategic mutual trust and […]

China arrests alleged OPM hackers, claims breach was criminal, not state-sponsored

Chinese hackers were indeed responsible for compromising the security of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, but state-run media claims the breach wasn’t at the behest of the government in Beijing. As Chinese and American authorities met in Washington this week to weigh cybersecurity concerns and other hot-button issues, China acknowledged for the first time […]

Chinese media blames OPM hack on criminal hackers, not gov’t

China’s state-run media is blaming criminal hackers for the massive OPM hack in June in which the personal and sensitive information of 21.5 million government workers and applicants was compromised. In an article about cybersecurity discussions being held in Washington this week, China’s Xinhua news agency mentioned the OPM breach. The article claimed, “Through investigation, […]

Drop Cold War mentality on China’s cyber security

As China celebrates 20 years of Internet development, it is ironic that China, as the largest victim of cyber security threats, has suffered groundless accusations over hacking other countries. Twenty years after it embraced the Internet, China boasts 618 million Internet users, almost twice the population of the United States. But the country is still far […]

China on frontlines of cyber security threat

An internet cafe in Chengdu. (Photo/Xinhua) Twenty years after it embraced the internet, China has become a cyber giant, but a weak one vulnerable to a skyrocketing number of threats. Since China formally became a member of the global internet club on April 20, 1994, internet users had grown to 618 million at the end […]

[Old Article] China Cert: China Under Severe Cyber Attack

I came across this while doing some Googling on CNCERT (aka China’s CERT) and thought it was an interesting view into the cyber attacks on China. Note: It’s from March 2013, so not breaking news. “Between September 2012 and February 2013, 85 websites belonging to government agencies and high-profile private companies were hacked. Of these […]