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The strict Chinese web content law known as “The Great Firewall” doesn’t seem to be enough. The increasing number of cyberattacks targeting governments, businesses and institutions across the globe has scared Chinese officials into re-thinking the vague cybersecurity laws. Already passed in November, China’s controversial cybersecurity law will come into force on June 1.

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The WannaCry ransomware has wormed its way into tens of thousands of Windows PCs in China, where Windows XP runs one in five systems, local reports said Monday. More than 23,000 IP addresses in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) show signs of infection, the country’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center told Xinhua, the state-run news agency.

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China will start carrying out security checks of IT suppliers in the country, with the intent of keeping out internet products vulnerable to spying and hacking. The new rules, which take effect in June, mean that foreign vendors will face more scrutiny — including government-mandated background checks, and supply chain vetting — when selling IT […]

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