In­ter­net servers hit by mal­ware attack

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

China’s In­ter­net in­fra­struc­ture is ex­tremely vul­ner­a­ble to over­seas cy­ber at­tacks, ex­perts warned af­ter a server mal­func­tion redi­rected a large num­ber of re­quests to wrong pages for days.

The coun­try has seen an in­creas­ing num­ber of at­tacks tar­get­ing key In­ter­net in­fra­struc­ture, gov­ern­ment bod­ies and in­flu­en­tial industrial or­ga­ni­za­tions, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased on Thurs­day by the Na­tional Com­puter Net­work Emer­gency Re­sponse Tech­ni­cal Team Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­ter, a non­govern­men­tal agency that mon­i­tors China’s In­ter­net safety.

Four days be­fore the agency is­sued its warn­ing, In­ter­net users on the Chi­nese main­land were find­ing it dif­fi­cult to ac­cess a large num­ber of web­sites that al­low vis­i­tors to log in us­ing Face­book ac­counts. Ac­cess to the af­fected sites was re­stored by Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

In a state­ment, the cen­ter said the re­di­rect­ion was caused be­cause some of the servers in China were “con­tam­i­nated” by mal­ware from over­seas servers.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.