Thursday, August 20, 2015

China vows to “clean the internet” in cybercrime crackdown | Naked Security

Later in the article: "Although the ministry said the campaign is focused on crushing organized cybergangs in the country, some analysts suspect China's broad cybercrime law could sweep up activists and dissidents along with the crooks."

"The Ministry of Public Security in China said this week that 15,000 people have been arrested since the launch of a major anti-cybercrime operation called "cleaning the internet."

So far, the six-month operation, launched in July, has produced investigations of over 7400 cases of cybercrime and 66,000 websites.

In an announcement on its website, the ministry said the arrests were for crimes that "jeopardized internet security," and described in detail a handful of cases, ranging from network attacks and website intrusions to sophisticated frauds."
China vows to “clean the internet” in cybercrime crackdown | Naked Security
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