Posts tagged “China”

Hacking Inquiry Puts China’s Elite in New Light

SHANGHAI — With its sterling reputation and its scientific bent, Shanghai Jiaotong University has the feel of an Ivy League institution.

The university has alliances with elite American ones like Duke and the University of Michigan. And it is so rich in science and engineering talent that Microsoft and Intel have moved into a research park directly adjacent to the school.

From The New York Times

China’s Cyberspace Control Strategy: An Overview and Consideration of Issues for Canadian Policy

Ron Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab and co-founder of the Open Net Initiative and the Information Warfare Monitor, has recently published a paper for the Canadian International Council. “China’s Cyberspace Control Strategy: An Overview and Consideration of Issues for Canadian Policy” confronts China’s “cyberspace control strategy” and discusses research regarding cyber-espionage and filtering in the country with the world’s largest Internet population. In addition to informing global cyber policy, the paper focuses particularly on the implications for policy in Canada as well as China-Canada diplomatic and economic relations. Deibert concludes with key policy recommendations for Canada.

Read it here.

People’s Republic of Hacking

WUHAN, China—Some of today’s biggest cybersecurity worries trace their roots to this central Chinese city, where a hacker with a junior high school education slapped cartoon pandas onto millions of computers to hide a destructive spy program.

From The Wall Street Journal

Cashing in on Internet censorship

(CNN) — A growing number of software companies are capitalizing on an unexpected business opportunity: Internet censorship.

In countries where governments continue to ramp up Web filtering systems, more people are searching for tools that will allow them to access inaccessible information — and they are willing to pay for them.

From CNN

Where do U.S.-China Relations stand?

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of headline grabbing dust-ups in U.S.-China relations: the cyber-attacks on Google; China’s reaction to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan; President Barack Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama; disagreements over Iran’s nuclear program; and the debates over the value of China’s currency and climate change.

From PBS

China: Blocking Twitter’s third party applications

In the past few days, Chinese twitterers reported that the Chinese censor has blocked a number of popular Twitter’s third party applications. Since Fanfou, the Chinese micro-blogging website, has been ordered to shut down earlier this year, many bloggers moved to Twitter to spread their ideas. Net activists believe that it is impossible to block… Read more »

Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network

Researchers at the Information Warfare Monitor uncovered a suspected cyber espionage network of over 1,295 infected hosts in 103 countries. This finding comes at the close of a 10-month investigation of alleged Chinese cyber spying against Tibetan institutions that consisted of fieldwork, technical scouting, and laboratory analysis. Close to 30% of the infected hosts are… Read more »