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01.21.2012 12:38

Hackers Find Holes Behind the Great Firewall

Millions of passwords stolen through maneuvers such as 'database sweeps' point to Internet security and legal lapses in China
By staff reporters Zhu Yishi, Yu Dawei, Ye Doudou, Xu Chao, Wang Shanshan and Lea Yu, and intern reporter Jin Qing
 
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Panic rippled through China's web community in December on reports that hundreds of millions of secret passwords from China's most popular websites had fallen prey to hackers.

Web users shuddered almost daily with news of another breach: One day came word that hackers had obtained 40 million user passwords from the popular opinion forum Tianya. Later, it was reported that customer names, addresses and phone numbers had leaked from the retail site 360buy.com.

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