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[ISN] Nationwide holiday ups China's risk to Stuxnet
By Tyler Thia
October 4, 2010
Computer hackers have warned that the week-long National Day holiday in
China that began Friday could leave the country vulnerable to further
attacks from Stuxnet, according to a report by news agency AFP.
The cyberworm, which may have been designed to attack Iran's nuclear
facilities, has already hit millions of computers around the country,
most of them industrial facilities.
"With the entire nation going on holiday from Friday, cybersecurity
staff at large state-owned enterprises would be minimal," said China's
biggest hacker group Chinese Honker Union. "So if they [cybercriminals]
are up to something, they may very likely do it now."
In another report published by The H Security, it quoted Chinese media
reports as saying that millions of PCs and close to 1,000 industrial
facilities in the country have already been infected by Stuxnet.
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