While China may have been hit early and hard with the Code Red worm, security experts today said there is no clear evidence that the worm began there, or that its author is Chinese.
The ministry wants the right to turn Internet servers on and off, and is also seeking the right to allocate domain names and decide which names can be called state property. The ministry would also decide who gets the rights to popular names. The resolution would mean that RuNet domains could be placed only on servers that are physically located in Russia. "Any important activity must be regulated by the state," said the ministry's head of information, Alexander Manoshkin
Dennis Moran, an 18-year-old high school dropout, earned international notoriety and a nine-month jail sentence last year for his computer-hacking exploits.
India's first cyber crime police station was inaugurated at the CoD headquarters in Bangalore on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Home Minister Mallikarjun M. Kharge said the station will register cyber crime cases under the Information Technology Act, 2000, with jurisdiction all over the state.The station will deal with computer crimes such as vandalism, creating and distributing viruses, stealing computer time, hacking, theft of intellectual property, software piracy, espionage, manipulation of computer system and financial frauds.
The China Financial Certification Authority (CFCA) will use Internet security solutions from Entrust Inc to enhance security in online transactions for corporate banking customers and stock traders, Entrust announced on Thursday. Under the project, more than 100,000 digital certificates will be issued over the next six months to corporate banking customers and Chinese stock traders who perform online transactions valued at over US$1 billion.