China urges tighter internet security

2011-12-30 13:16

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Shanghai - The Chinese government is working with domestic internet search engines like Baidu Inc and Sohu.com, and financial institutions to prevent phishing attacks on unsuspecting Chinese web users.

The ministry of public security said on Friday it would work with 10 Chinese search engines to protect the website rankings of financial institutions to lessen the chances that internet users will be duped by phishing websites.

A phishing attack occurs when the user is persuaded to part with his or her username and password via a fake webpage that closely resembles the original.

Through the collaboration, the official websites of several Chinese banks, such as Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank will be ranked first in the search engine when a user searches for the related keywords, the ministry said in an online circular on Friday.

The move comes as China urged tighter internet security on Wednesday, after a spate of personal data leaks that alarmed the online community and prompted calls for tougher scrutiny of who has access to online information.

China claims the most internet users in the world at 485m, state media reported last month, and despite widespread censorship and monitoring online, many users have been up in arms about the reported data leaks and their implications.

The user IDs, passwords and e-mail addresses of more than 6m accounts registered on CSDN - a site for programmers - were leaked, Xinhua New Agency reported last week, citing an anti-virus software provider which discovered the problem. The popular social-networking site Tianya was also hit.

The Global Times newspaper on Friday described the state of internet security in China as "very dangerous", saying the leaks had "struck Chinese society's alarm bells".

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