China cracks down on 30,000 phishing websites

15:01, December 17, 2010      

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As of the end of November, China has dealt with 32,500 phishing sites, according to an annual meeting of China's anti-phishing alliance held on Thursday.

From January to November, China cracked down 20,570 phishing sites, increasing by 136 percent compared to the figure of the same period of last year.

Phishing cases still mostly occur via e-commerce websites. However, with the popularization of other forms of online consumption, websites related to travel, ticket booking and group purchase have become new targets, especially during the holidays.

China's mechanism and ability to handle phishing cases is improving. In 2010, the handling rate of phishing sites with CN domain reached 100 percent, and that of non-CN domains exceeded 90 percent.

By Liang Jun, People's Daily Online
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