Last month the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations (one of the US's most prestigious think tanks) was attacked by a group of hackers.
The attack aimed to compromise the computers of the website's high-profile clientele, which includes high-level politicians, powerful businessmen (and humble Shanghaiist writers).
The hack was believed to be carried out by the Elderwood Group, a China-based hacker coalition that has previously targeted Google, Tibetan- and Uyghur-rights groups, Amnesty International, Taiwanese travel sites, and other pages seen to be "anti-China."
Apple today said it has sold 2 million iPhone 5 smartphones in China since Friday, setting an opening weekend sales record for the country.
The announcement was Apple's first to trumpet sales in the People's Republic of China (PRC), as well as the first to tout numbers for any individual market other than the U.S.
Hot on the heels of the 20 Petaflops Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the recently crowned world’s fastest supercomputer, Cray has announced the XC30 architecture, which will allow for the creation of supercomputers that break 100 Petaflops – 100 quadrillion floating-point operations per second.
"I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company"... it's the real thing, according to an old musical slogan, and it was the real thing when Coca-Cola was targeted by Chinese hackers in 2009. Once upon a time, Coca-Cola wanted "perfect harmony" and even cokes for everyone in the world, including polar bears and penguins, but that meant sharing soft drinks and not company secrets. After China infiltrated Coca-Cola systems, the company kept it a secret instead of singing about the breach to the world, according to a Bloomberg report.
China's 3G development continues to grow apace, with the number of local users climbing past the 200-million mark as of September this year.
Sina Tech, citing statistics from the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), reported Wednesday the subscriber base grew from 192.5 million in August to 202.6 million in September.