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Cyber security being dealt with by UN as global challenge

Xinhua)  21:22, June 27, 2013  

Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, gives an exclusive interview to Xinhuanet in Beijing, June 27th, 2013. (Xinhuanet Photo)

BEIJING, June 27 (Xinhuanet) – Cyber security, as a global challenge, is being dealt with by the United Nations, said an United Nations official here on Thursday.

In an exclusive interview with Xinhuanet, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, said, "Cyber security is one of those challenges that can only be faced jointly."

"And since the UN offers a platform to deal with global challenges, cyber security being such a global challenge, is also being dealt with by the UN," he added.

Cyber attacks along with terrorism and piracy are new threats currently facing the international community, and collective efforts should be taken to counter these challenges.

Nearly 14.2 million mainframes in China were hijacked by 73,286 overseas IPs via Trojan or Botnet in 2012, according to a recent report by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Coordination Center, China's top Internet coordination center.

In fact, China itself suffers from Internet hacking, never a major source of such attacks as accused of by some countries.

Being a major victim of cyber attacks, China has reiterated its firm opposition to any form of cyber attacks on many occasions.

The Chinese government has been taking vigorous efforts to crack down on online crimes and hacking attacks.

China has launched dozens of campaigns against backdoor spying and malicious software, cutting off remote control by tens of millions of IP addresses.

Also, it has called on the international community to make a code of conduct for cyberspace and make joint efforts to build a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace.

Just as Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press conference that cyberspace needs cooperation and international rules.

Relevant parties should observe the spirit of mutual respect and trust, actively carry out dialogue and cooperation, properly resolve the issue of online security and jointly safeguard peace, security, openness and cooperation in cyberspace, Hua stressed at the conference.

(Editor:YanMeng、Wang Jinxue)


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