How to track the birthdays of your Chinese friends
In September 2021, Chinese astrologer Zhang Yixiang, a self-described “chinese woman with a keen interest in astrology”, launched a website that offered astrology charts for all of China.
“The chart will help you make sure that your Chinese person has a clear picture of the future, whether it’s a birthday, or when they’re supposed to celebrate their birthdays,” she told the Associated Press.
“It’s not like a calendar or a calendar app that gives you a specific date or time.
The chart gives you the most up-to-date date information.”
The website was taken down by police but has since been restored.
But Zhang was not the only Chinese astrological icon to be hacked.
Last month, the Chinese government arrested a former US diplomat and US spy for allegedly leaking sensitive information to foreign intelligence services.
In a separate case, the US authorities charged a Chinese internet entrepreneur with being a conduit for cybercrime.
Zhang was arrested after a cyberattack on her website.
She was arrested in December 2021, two months before her 20th birthday, for allegedly breaching cybersecurity laws.
She has been charged with one count of espionage and one count each of breach of security, theft of intellectual property, transmitting state secrets, and aiding and abetting a crime against the security of a government agency.
The arrest was part of a crackdown on cybercrime, and is a response to growing reports of Chinese cybercrime that have raised concerns over the country’s security.
The US Department of Justice announced in February that it was investigating Chinese internet service providers for alleged cybercrime following the arrest of Chinese internet security researcher Wu Lei.
In January, Chinese internet giant Tencent launched a program called Cyber Security in the Next Five Years to improve cyber security.
Tencent has been under scrutiny for a long time because of the growing number of cyberattacks that hit China’s government and the private sector.
A cyberattack that infected 10% of the world’s internet traffic caused a significant disruption in internet service in the US and in the UK, forcing the closure of the countrys internet infrastructure.
The attacks also disrupted the Chinese internet and affected the entire global internet system.
China has a reputation for having strong cybersecurity capabilities, with the government setting up the National Cybersecurity Centre in 2012 to oversee the country and its citizens’ internet use.
But a recent cyberattack saved US computer company Symantec, which suffered a hack that led to the theft of information and personal data.
The attack also damaged China’s internet security, causing millions of computers to fail.
“There’s a sense of security now that it’s been over a year since the attack on Symantec and the government has been cracking down on cyber crime,” said Reed Ho, a senior fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses and former US cyberintelligence analyst.
“But the threat is still there.”
The attacks on US internet service provider Yahoo and Microsoft have also raised concerns about China’s cybersecurity, but the country has been far less proactive in tackling the problem.
Last year, China receiving $2 billion from a $50 billion firm to improve internet security also announced a new initiative called Cybersecurity on the Rise to improve cybersecurity, improve data protection, and promote cybersecurity awareness.
On Wednesday, the Chinese government announced the launch of a new cybersecurity program in the country, dubbed the National Cyber Security Center (NCC), with the aim of improving cybersecurity and protecting China’s national security.
At a press conference announcing the new initiative, Chinese government officials said the government will provide funding for a National CyberSecurity Agency and a National Security Commission to oversee and monitor the development of cybersecurity technology.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has also announced that Chinese citizens will be able to participate in the National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Information Center, a cyber-security unit at the Ministry of Information Technology.
According to the US National Security Agency, China has more than 300 operating cyberwarriors, which means the Chinese military has at least 100,000 operators with the potential to fight and win cyberwar.
This is not the first time Chinese internet users have been hacked.
Earlier this month, Chinese internet service provider Tencent was hacked after the security firm Kaspersky Lab described the company as a “cybercriminal saboteur”.
In March, Chinese social media site Sina reported that the company had hacked atleast 10,000 Chinese internet users without their knowledge and