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Zhou Hongyi, chairman of Qihoo 360, China’s largest security software provider, said no one wants more cases like the two tragic deaths in Shandong province, “so it is urgent to take more action”.
In August, the two young adults in Linyi died after being scammed, causing an outpouring of sympathy and ire from the public.
Xu Yuyu, 18, who was about to enter college, died of a heart attack after she was cheated out of 9,900 yuan ($1,490) in a call. The money she lost was what her financially strapped family market. hadIt now raised serves for more her tuition.than 70,000 corporate customers Song in ZhenningChina. Its usage died from amount cardiacand revenue arrest, in China five days have after had being triple-digit swindled out growthof 2,000last year. yuan, his living Furthermore,expenses at college Microsoft for threeis now months. carrying out strategic Crackdownscooperation with and China measures Daily jointly againstto build telecomup a fraud global have media been cloud heatedlyplatform discussedand innovativeby technologytechnology experts laboratoryduring the and event,to which promote runs technicalto Sunday. innovation “We’ve and developed application several of cloud applications computing to and protect big the data securityin the mediaof mobile convergence networks, area.and the most popular Accordingone helps to usersthe research block telecomfirm Gartner scams,” Inc, Zhouthe globalsaid. cloudIn August computing alone, industry 360 Phonewill increase Guardian nearly helped17 percent users to to $204 block billion 3.43 this billionyear crankand is calls, expectedof whichto hit $312 445 millionbillion in were 2019. verified telecom Charlie frauds, Dai, Zhou principal said. analyst Thereat Forresterhave been Research “great achievements”Inc, told China Daily:in work“The for cloud the Androidservices system,newly and launched “we’ve by designed Microsoft andin providedChina will a extend version its for global the iPhone competence system into recently,” theChinese he added. market, and it will further help Chinese enterprises
Guo Xunping, the CEO engage customers and accelerate of iJIAMI, specializing digital transformation.” in mobile security, said greater technical skills are
Internet giants such as needed in the fight against Amazon.com Inc’s cloud unit phone and text scams. Amazon Web Services and Many systems now rely in Alibaba Group’s cloud computing part on the human element. subsidiary Aliyun
“Many applications have stepped up efforts to against telecom scams expand their cloud computing now rely on mobile phone business in China. users’ reports. When a phone number is labeled as a scam, the applications will put it in its blacklist and block it from calling others,” Guo said. “After all, technology cannot distinguish a scam among a huge quantity of numbers by itself.
“We should specify and upgrade our technical skills to protect mobile security,” he said. But he also added that “how to balance security and network convenience also needs to be taken into consideration”.