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Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 21:01

China faces growing cybersecurity threat

By Xinhua

CHENGDU - There were surging reports of cybersecurity cases last year, according to a report released Wednesday by a non-profit cybersecurity institution in China.

There were 126,916 cybersecurity cases in 2015, up 125.9 percent year on year, with 99.6 percent of complaints from domestic users, according to a report released by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team and Coordination Center of China.

Around 60 percent of these cases were related to fake web pages while backdoors and hacking accounted for about 20 percent and ten percent respectively.

About 99 percent of the cases had been handled well and solved, the report showed.

Wu Yunkun, president with cybersecurity giant, attributed the growing problems with Internet security to increased personal information sharing due to popular online-to-offline services and companies' lack of R&D and investment in cybersecurity protection.

Legislative efforts on a cybersecurity law were stepped up starting in 2015, when a draft cybersecurity law was submitted to the top legislature for the first reading in June.

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