Chinese Official Urges US Collaboration to Battle Cyber Crime

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China urgently needs to collaborate with the United States to combat cyber crime, an official of the Ministry of Public Security said.

Gu Jian, vice director of the ministry’s network security protection bureau, said since computer crimes were included in China’s Criminal Law last year, police have dismantled more than 80 gangs involved in cyber crime, China.org.cn reports.

According to Jian, China’s government websites are frequently attacked, mostly by adversaries abroad. Eighty percent of computers in China with access to the Internet have also been controlled by botnets at some point, he added.

Because of the transnational nature of cyber crime, it is in every country’s interest to counter these threats together and to cooperate in cracking down on this type of crime, Jian said. However, because different countries have different laws, cooperation in policing criminal cyber activities is difficult, he added.

The director called for boosting global cooperation by prioritizing cases where a certain Internet activity is illegal in more than one country, enhancing bilateral agreements on providing judicial assistance in prosecuting cyber crime, and resolving issues in criminal proceedings related to collecting evidence from different countries.

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2 Responses to "Chinese Official Urges US Collaboration to Battle Cyber Crime"

  1. IT Reformer says:

    Right, and I have a bridge in NY to sell you. China is already behind many of the attacks on govt web sites, and only want to partner to improve their ability to penetrate our defenses. SAY NO. China is the enemy and we should not make them any more effective.

  2. Antriksh says:

    With cyber-crime increasing globally, all the worlds governments will have to work together to formulate a common legal policy and prescribed procedures to follow in regards to cyber-laws,

    Standardization of various future technologies like Digital Passports on the internet to which helps confirms ones identity, may be even using physical evidence to ensure that the person is the person he claims to be, such extreme measures would become a common norm pretty soon as the crime is intangible and disrespects national territories and borders.

    it would obviously be a huge challenge in the real world though, as it might face various political and economical hurdles between different nations allies/enemy nations trying to work together, playing offensive or defensive based on  the relationship they share, and what the country allows in form of foreign cases and extradition policies with other countries. 

    Chinese hackers have been quite notorious at developing Trojans and Viruses attacking websites and computers around the world stealing valuable data,the presence of a healthy hacking community means that there is a innovative and technologically updated skilled pool in population,
    with the Chinese government finally acknowledging this problem by passing a law to control cyber crime in its territories seem like a positive step towards a global movement to secure internet, initiative should be supported on a global level with all the countries participating in implementing various security measures and laws to combat cyber-crime.

    Antriksh Shah
    coAction.com – Next generation CRM

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