China going after hackers

Published 1 September 2011

Chinese officials are going after hackers with stiffer penalties; as of 1 September, China’s supreme court will increase penalties; people who “knowingly purchase, sell or cover up illegally obtained data or network control will be subject to criminal penalties”; China says it is also a victim of hackers, at the same time that the U.S. officials claim that many hacking attacks originate in China; Chinese news agencies report that in 2009, more than 42,000 Chinese Web sites were attacked by hackers

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