[ISN] China Steps Up Battle Against Hackers

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Mon Nov 30 1998 - 18:36:20 PST

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    BEIJING (November 30, 1998 01:57 a.m. EST http://www.nandotimes.com)  --
    China's Internet police are promoting a new security system as a means of
    fighting hacker attacks, an English-language newspaper reported Monday. 
    In recent months hackers have reportedly tampered with government Web
    sites and conducted illegal transactions, despite a new criminal code
    enacted last year that targeted computer crimes. 
    The Ministry of Public Security has approved an anti-hacker software by
    Beixingyuan, the China Daily said. 
    Beixinyuan Automation Technology Ltd., in developing its system, found
    that computer networks for 15 companies in five cities were easy prey, the
    paper said. 
    "China lacks feasible and reliable means to guarantee network safety," 
    the newspaper quoted ministry official Wang Shiduo as saying. 
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