Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Moderate rain    9 / 12 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Hackers attempt to take advantage of 'Mo-mania'

(Shanghai Daily)

10:54, October 26, 2012

THIS year's Nobel Literature Prize winner Mo Yan probably never expected "Mo-mania" would offer hackers the chance to harm others' computers or steal people's personal information.

Since winning the Nobel, Mo's books have sold out so fast both online and in bookstores that many readers have to wait for the books to be reprinted. Those who don't have the patience to wait have turned to online downloads, many of which are unauthorized and expose people to possible cybercrimes.

Hackers are increasingly targeting these websites and links in an attempt to spread viruses or lure netizens to disclose their personal details, police from several cities and provinces, including Shanghai, have said.

Police have found more than 2 million online links that claim to provide free downloads of Mo's books. They expect the figure to keep rising. Police warned netizens to be aware of hacker attacks.

To express his appreciation to Shanghai, Mo has sent some of his manuscripts to the city and they are among several being displayed in Putuo District Library as part of a Nobel Prize works exhibition, which opened yesterday.

Manuscripts of Mo's novels like "Frog" and "Big Breasts & Wide Hips" are on display. The library also has an unpublished version of "Frog" on display. Mo had once sent it to a Shanghai commentator to ask for advice.

His manuscripts will be a permanent display.

With Mo becoming a national sensation, his books have become bestsellers in book stores around the country.

"Aunt's Treasured Sword" is being reprinted after hitting stores in August.

Most viewed commentaries

Recommended News
Elderly people in pictures Same-sex wedding performed in Fujian Province A glimpse of hard security guard training
Classic cars, sexy girls highlight auto show Top 10 self-made businesswomen in China Low floor light rail train starts operation

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:马茜、梁军)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Simulated battlefield environment drill

  2. Aircraft carrier USS George Washington docked

  3. U.S. naval vessels cruise in waters

  4. Sexy girls in China's national pole dancing team

  5. A glimpse of hard security guard training

  6. Key economic figures raise China's growth hopes

  7. 4-kg wild Ganoderma lucidum found

  8. Rare celebrity photos

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Japan to bear consequence of breaking promise
  2. How to hard sell China's soft power
  3. Commentary: China's top spot for global FDI
  4. Commentary: Remedies for economic challenges
  5. San Francisco treaty doesn't help Japan
  6. Public angered over Chinese 'forced kowtow'
  7. Environment anger shows need for reform
  8. Sino-US relations tainted by falsehood
  9. Foreign funding only short-term fix
  10. China's slowdown 'beneficial'

What’s happening in China

Teacher abuses kids, posts photos

  1. Hospital staff members jailed for taking bribes
  2. Pressure takes its toll on Beijingers: survey
  3. Plan to halve capital's traffic controversial
  4. Authorities gear up for poaching season
  5. Park shelves World Heritage bid