While chinese products are flooding more and more countries, chinese hackers also flood internet with trojan horse. One of the victims was Google, whose some pages were hijacked. The attack was originated in China, resulted in the “theft of intellectual property from Google”. Users who open the pages will infected with the trojan horse, thus the virus spread quickly throughout the world.
This way make Google reluctant to continue its business with China? Looking at the size of potential users in China, I think Google should consider the decision again. Google should improve its security system employing new approach, thus make chinese internet user more convinient rather than leaving it. Chinese internet-literate community also need to be addressed and facilitated in certain way without breaking the law.
Hackers activity mostly motivated by money rather than leasure. At first they interested with the challanges, then realize that they can yearn a lot of bucks using easy activities. NYTimes publishes a portray of the daily life of a chinese hacker and reveals how the hackers earn money. Here the ways:
- Sell viruses and trojan horses to infect other’s computer
- Break into online gaming accounts, and sell the virtual characters
- Sell malicious code which able to tap other’s bank account