Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Chinese Phishing Sites Doubled To 93,000

With an online population of 649 million people, cyber criminals are increasingly turning to the Chinese market, according to a new report from the Chinese Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team / Coordination Center (CNCERT / CC). Last year there were observed more than 93,000 phishing sites in China, a doubling from the previous year.

Furthermore, the Chinese authorities discovered 37,000 sites that were adapted, while 40,000 websites were equipped with a backdoor. Nearly 6,000 of the websites with a backdoor were controlled by American IP addresses, reports the Chinese state press agency Xinhua .

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