WantChinaTimes.com published an article about the number of .Com domains that have been hijacked in China in 2014. The number is pretty big if the report is accurate, close to 60 %. The report claims close to half are controlled by overseas IP’s.
From the article:
Nearly 60% of domain names in China that were hijacked by backdoor programs in the first half of 2014 ended in “.com” and 48.8% of them were controlled by overseas IP addresses, the Beijing-based China Securities Journal reports.
Huang Chengqing, director of China’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China (CNCERT or CNCERT/CC) disclosed the statistics at a forum on cyber security at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province on Nov. 20.
The report suggested that among the overseas IPs controlling hacked domain names in China, the US, Hong Kong, and South Korea were the top three. They were found to control 6,118, 3,097 and 2,307 websites, respectively.
Huang said China now faces a difficult situation in terms of its internet security and plans to combat it by promoting international partnership programs.
Read the full article on WantChinaTimes.com