Posts Tagged ‘spam’

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 […]


China Mobile Doubles Down Against Porn And Mobile Spam

China Mobile is focusing on better customer support as it integrates its disparate services into an online platform at two provincial call centers. A representative from China Mobile confirmed that the company will establish a business support organization targeting customer services. The online service company will integrate China Mobile’s 10086 and 12580 hotline businesses, and […]


Beijing’s Public Security Bureau Forms Internet Security Alliance

The network security safeguard team of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and the Chinese Internet security company Qihoo 360 jointly announced they will establish a network security anti-fraud initiative. The initiative’s official website at Fanzhapian.360.cn has officially started operation. Meanwhile, Ye Manqing, director of the network security safeguard team, announced that with the approval […]


Alibaba Throws Money At Internet Privacy

Hu Xiaoming, Alibaba’s vice president for small- and micro-financial group and chief risk officer, announced in Beijing that the company will invest CNY40 million to establish a security fund. The security fund will be used to fight Internet phishing, trojans, money laundering, malicious attacks, and to protect user information. The security fund will cooperate with […]


Baidu Boasts Over 10 Million Antivirus Software Users

Chinese search engine provider Baidu Inc. formally launched its system tool software named Baidu Guard 1.0 and the company also announced that its anti-virus software has gained over ten million users. On April 18, 2013, Baidu started the public beta test of its anti-virus software in China and the product was officially launched in June. […]


Chinese Agency Will Blacklist And Police Mobile Apps

If mobile app developers thought getting past Apple’s censors and bizarre policies was hard enough, now they have to contend with the Chinese government for vetting of their applications. Wang Minghua, director general of the operations department of the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team Coordination Center of China and secretary general of the […]


China Mobile Builds Largest Internet Information Security Center In Luoyang

Chinese telecom operator China Mobile announced the formal launch of a new Internet information security operating center in Luoyang, provincial capital of Henan. This is reportedly the first operating center targeting mobile Internet information security established by a telecom operator in China. In its initial stage, the operating center will have 500 seats, making it […]


China’s Rising Introduces Mobile Security Software Into Japan

Chinese security software provider Rising has started selling its security software for Android smartphones in Japan at the price of JPY2,980, which is about CNY247, and it plans to team with local mobile phone makers for market expansion in the future. According to reports in Chinese local media, the Japanese-language Rising mobile security software is […]


APAC: 4,000 Fake "Taobao" Websites Closed By July 2010

The Anti-Phishing Alliance of China has announced that by the end of July 2010, the alliance had received 19,817 reports related to phishing websites, and e-commerce websites were the most imitated ones. According to APAC, the number of phishing website reports in the first seven months of 2010 was more than double compared with the […]


The End Of Social Networking Sites In China?

A new report issued by a Chinese government-funded research organization states Facebook and Western social networking sites pose spy risks, and these problems should make social media mavens worry about possible clampdowns on social networking sites in China. According to local media, the “Blue Book of New Media” published by the Chinese Academy of Social […]