The Chinese government has been systematically penetrating computer systems in Southeast Asia for the last 10 years, according to a report released Monday by the digital security firm FireEye.
It's a chilling moment: A message appears on a computer screen, saying the files are encrypted and the only way to access them is by paying a ransom. Ransomware can affect any computer user.
It's dubbed the "Great Cannon," and it's China's new offensive digital weapon capable of shutting down Web sites across the globe, according to a new research report released Friday.
A joint operation between the FBI and European police has succeeded in shutting down a major cybercrime tool, dismantling a network of more than 12,000 computers infected with a botnet.
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