Posts Tagged ‘malware’

Is China Responsible For Hong Kong’s Cyber Attack Increase?

Hong Kong CybersecurityThe past year has seen both more civil unrest and more advanced cyber attacks in Hong Kong. Is there a …


VTech Data Breach Highlights IoT Failings

VTech Holdings Limited, the Hong Kong maker of baby monitors and electronic toys, announced that its customer database was hacked two weeks ago. The company says an unauthorized party accessed VTech customer data housed in its Learning Lodge app store database on November 14, 2015. Learning Lodge gives its customers the ability to download apps, […]


Apple Malware Infestation In China Shows Companies’ Weaknesses

A number of Chinese Apple iOS apps this week were found infected with XcodeGhost malware. This makes both Apple and the technology companies who created the malware-infested apps look bad. Download speeds appear to be a prime reason why Chinese app developers of at least 57 apps, including WeChat and Didi Chuxing, chose to download […]


China’s VERC Reports New Android Mobile Virus

China’s National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center recently found a new Android mobile phone virus named Android/SmsSpy.ccr. According to VERC, this new virus is an SMS interception trojan. The source code of this virus is very common on the Internet and the SMS interception code can be easily written with the source code, which leads […]


How Does Alibaba’s Data Pact Impact Chinese Retention Laws?

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba says its Aliyun cloud computing subsidiary has a new data protection pact that supposedly protects user data. At an event held today in Beijing, Simon Hu, president of Aliyun, announced the pact and promised to abide by this pledge to protect user data and business data privacy for all of its […]


China’s Qihoo 360 Establishes Enterprise Security Group

Chinese Internet security provider Qihoo 360 announced the establishment of a new enterprise security group. Qi Xiangdong, president of Qihoo 360, will be chief executive officer of this new enterprise security group. Financial details, including capitalization structure for the technology business, were not made available by the company. Using the research resources of Qihoo 360’s […]


Qihoo 360 Accused Of Falsifying Anti-Virus Data In China

Allegations against Chinese anti-virus company Qihoo 360 are doing little to quell fears about using Chinese security software. At least three of the world’s top testing laboratories — Virus Bulletin, AV-Comparatives and AV-Test Institute — have revoked certifications for Qihoo 360’s products because of the cheating. The bodies stated that Qihoo 360 provided one set […]


China Blocked 28,000 Mobile Malware Apps In 2014

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China tracked over 5.4 million mobile phone apps from 135 Chinese app stores in 2014 and discovered 28,000 apps were malware. According to the ministry’s website, those 28,000 malware apps were banned and removed from the app stores, and 155 other “bad software” were exposed. MIIT said […]


Are Lenovo Computers Safe For Consumer Users?

There have always been worries that the Chinese government could use its power to force homegrown technology companies like ZTE, Huawei, Qihoo 360 and Lenovo to spy on user communications, but now a bombshell has landed that shows Lenovo is forcing adware onto users’ computers on the company’s own volition. According to Errata Security, an […]


Chinese Government Blocks Symantec, Kaspersky From Procurement List

The Chinese government has reportedly excluded the American anti-virus company Symantec and Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky from its list of qualified suppliers. People’s Daily, an official newspaper of the Chinese government, previously revealed via its social media channel that the Chinese government procurement department had excluded Symantec and Kaspersky from its information security software suppliers […]