5 Tips to prevent threats of cyber snooping in China

| September 9th, 2014

Photograph: PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/Reuters

Business owners and entrepreneurs around the world are always waiting for a chance to enter Chinese market, mainly due to its enormous business opportunities. However, if you are not careful, a trip to China can threaten your business. Electronic snooping may pose a definite threat to your intellectual property, ideas and information. Entrepreneurs found that the data snooping is affecting every stage of their stay at hotels in China. Moreover, they have seen clear signs that phone […]Read more…

Chinese Basketball Association website hacked by “Japanese”

| November 8th, 2012

The following is guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com

The website of Chinese Basketball Association was hacked in the night of Nov. 6, Beijing time (GMT +8). On the front page of the website there appeared a notice in Japanese as shown in the following. The rough translation is “Diaoyu Islands owner is Japan, Chinese are China pigs, Japanese technology the best”.

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Hacker gets laughed at for his poor English in an attack at a foreign language university

| September 4th, 2011

From QQ:

Grammar and spelling errors in the pop-up window of the hack attack pointed out by the hack attack victims

On the first day of the new semester in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies(GDUFS), the school’s campus network experienced a hack attack. "My computer was running when suddenly it shut down." One student said. The same thing happed to all his roommates. When they restarted the computer, a window popped up, assuring the students that the hacker is not destroying […]Read more…

Honker Union of China to launch network attacks against Japan is a rumor

| September 15th, 2010

 

More drama on Sino-Japan relations, recently there has been non-stop rumors about Honker Union of China is going to launch a network attack against Japanese government websites on September 18, to commemorate Mukden Incident (9.18 incident) and of course to protest the recent fishing boat incident and giant panda incident.

Honker (红客hóngkè) is a group known for hacktivism, mainly present in Mainland China. Literally the name means "Red Guest", as compared to the usual Chinese transliteration of hacker (黑客, hēikè, […]Read more…

“69 Jihad” incident, Chinese Internet users’ holy war against Korean pop fans

| June 11th, 2010

Recently, "69 Jihad" incident broke out in China. That is, hundreds of thousands of Chinese Internet users collectively scheduled attacks (spamming and condemning) on well-known forums and websites of Korean celebrity stars and their fans at 7 pm on June 9, 2010. The slogan of 69 Jihad was “NC don’t die, Jihad never ends”. (NC: 脑残 mentally ill, brain damaged) Now historically so-called “69 Jihad” is an significant incident of the Chinese Internet Culture conflict in 2010.

Trigger of the War:

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Too many ads in the Gala gets CCTV’s homepage hacked for 2 hours

| February 18th, 2010

From ifeng.com

At the night of lunar Jan. 2nd (Feb. 15th), some netizens reported that they could not login in cctv.com from time to time, and the homepage of CCTV was covered by a western woman’s picture. The page didn’t fully recover until 20:20. No official comment from the website by far.

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More Chinese opinions on Google leaving China (Keso vs. People’s Daily)

| January 14th, 2010

I picked these two articles because they showed two completely different views on the Google China situation in China. First one is a blog post written by KESO (洪波) a well-known IT blogger in China.  (I have translated one of is blog posts back when Kai-fu Lee resigned from Google China.) The latter one is an article from one of the Chinese media site: People’s daily, written by a netizen named Jiang Bojing (姜伯静).  Compare them for yourself…

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Gmail security breach, want some proof?

| January 13th, 2010

Just 2 days ago CC sent me a link to a Chinese blog post about how he noticed his personal emails from Gmail account was accessed and screened by GFW. I was skeptical and thought it could just be a hoax or hype or just a theory. And today, the news broke out. Google officially announced that they will no longer provide censored searches for Google.cn because they faced cyber attacks originated from China which targeted Gmail accounts of […]Read more…

Taiwan Office of the President Website Hacked, Video of Officials Dancing as Chippendales

| August 28th, 2009

 

[Netease] Words on the street say Taiwan Office of the President Website was hacked on the night of August 27. Hacker posted a video where President Ma Ying-jeou and his officials’ portraits  photo-shopped onto the bodies of male strip group Chippendales, dancing to the Korean pop song “sorry sorry”. Currently the website is already restored to normal operation.

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Chinese Hackers Hacked Melbourne Film Festival Website, Again

| August 2nd, 2009

Ever since “Chinese Boycott Melbourne Film Festival to Protest Attendance of Rebiya Kadeer”, Chinese Hackers also took actions to protest the 58th Melbourne International Film Festival playing “East Turkistan” separatists’ documentary. July 25 around 11 am Official Melbourne Film Festival website was hacked. Famous hacker “oldjun” left a Chinese flag along with these words “We like film, but we hate Rebiya Kadeer! We like peace, and we hate East Turkistan terrorist! Please apologize to all the Chinese people!”

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