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Leakage from website poses threat to Chinese netizens

By Xiang Yang (Science and Technology Daily)

16:47, March 01, 2012

Edited and translated by Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

Approximately 52 percent of Chinese websites have security holes, which exposes the passwords and identities of netizens to risks, according to the 2010-2012 Annual Internet Security Report issued recently by the 360 Security Center under Qihoo 360, China's largest free anti-virus software provider.

By the end of 2011, a total of 26 website were suspected to have users’ information leaked, involving 278 million accounts and passwords, according to the statistics from the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China (CNCERT/CC).

During the same period, hackers attacked and modified a total of 136,447 website, 83 percent being enterprise websites and private websites, according to the 360 Security Center.

In addition, the report shows that information leakage from websites mainly affects network users including microbloggers.

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