High-techMi­crosoft eyes tools hugeto fight po­ten­tial fraud­stersin China’s ris­ing cloud mar­ket

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS - ByCAO YIN caoyin@chi­nadaily.com.cn By FAN­FEIFEI fan­feifei@chi­nadaily.com.cn

The deaths of two young peo­ple who were scammed by Mi­crosoft tele­com fraud­ster­sCorp wil­lis pro­viding­in­crease in­vest­ment­greater ur­gen­cyin China’s for com­put­er­cloud com­puting­ex­perts meet­ing mar­ket andin Wuhan­the scale for of Cy­ber­se­cu­ri­ty­its cloud plat­form Week. Mi­crosoft Azure willA se­nior­grow at of­fi­cial­least ten­fold­called on in Chi­ne­seChina in in­ter­net­the next fewyears, en­ter­prises a top to ex­ec­u­tive­fight hard­erin charge again­stof the tele­com com­pany’s scam­scloud ser­vice through said greater onWed­nes­day. tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion.“China re­gards tech­no­log­i­cal While in­no­va­tion warningas a users im­por­tan­tis im­por­tant, driv­ing it also sour­ceis cru­cial for devel­op­ment,that there which are let more us tech­ni­calsee China’s safe­guards,huge mar­ket“as they po­ten­tial can for bet­terthe cloud com­bat busi­ness,” on­line said crimes, Scott in­clud­ing Guthrie, tele­com ex­ec­u­tive fraud vice-pres­i­den­tand theft of of pri­vacy”, Mi­crosoft said cloud Liu and Yun­shan, en­ter­prise a mem­ber group of onWed­nes­day.the Stand­ing Com­mit­teeThe com­pa­nyof the launchedPo­lit­i­cal Bureau­more thanof the10 new Com­mu­nist ser­vices Partyand func­tion­sof China in­clud­ingCen­tral Com­mit­tee.im­age recog­ni­tion and in­ter­net Liu of spoke things (IoT)at the ca­pa­bil­i­tiesopen­ing cer­e­monyon Mi­crosoft­for the Azure event, by held team­ing by theup with Cy­berspace Bei­jing­based Ad­min­is­tra­tiondata in­fras­truc­tureof China, the provider coun­try’s 21Vianet­top in­ter­net Group watch­dog,Inc. in the cap­i­tal of Hubei “We prov­ince.will work to­gether with Liu, lo­cal who part­ner­sis also to deputy de­velop head cus­tomizedof the Cen­tral cloud In­ter­net ser­vices and Se­cu­rity user-ex­pe­ri­ence­sand In­forma­ti­za­tion in China,” said Lead­ing Sa­muel Group, Shen, en­cour­aged­chair­man of Mi­crosoft tech­nol­ogy Asi­aPa­cific Tech­nol­ogy Com­pany com­pa­nies to be in­no­va­tive Ltd. and brain­storm, adding

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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”.

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