Cybercrime update from China, Romania and USA

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I’ve been swanning around Scotland for the last few days attending the wedding of some friends and trying not to do myself a mischief on the dance floor.

While I was in the land of haggis, ginger hair and sporrans I wasn’t able to keep you updated with the latest news from the fight against cybercrime, so I’ll quickly make amends with these snippets:

Authorities in China are reported to have made a series of arrests following an investigation into an attack that resulted in widespread disruption of the internet for users across the country earlier this year.

Fascinatingly, it appears that the attacks the consequence of a denial-of-service attack launched against rivals by a gang running an online gaming server.

On May 19th 2009, internet users across six different Chinese provinces reported that they were experiencing difficulties using the…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.