Welcome to AsiaBizTech Web Site

Top Page
Site Map
News at a Glance NEA
 • News Center
 • Internet
 • PC
 • This Week
 • Communications
 • Computer
 • Business
 • Electronics
 • Japan
 • Taiwan
 • Korea
 • China

Advanced Search

(Nikkei BP Group)

(No.1 High-Tech News Site in Japanese)

  • China Detains Computer-Virus Hacker Suspect
  • January 22, 1999 (BEIJING) — A hacker suspected of planting a computer virus called “logical bomb” into two sets of educational software has been detained in China, Beijing police said.
    The man was discovered to be a former director of the Beijing Wuyou Software Development Co., developer of the two computer educational software programs for the A-degree national computer grade examination, police said.

    The virus, which is automatically disguised in the form of an “exe” document, was designed to erase data on computer hard drives if the software is operated on every 27th day after March 27, 1999.

    Beijing Wuyou Software Development said it has lost more than RMB500,000 (US$59,524) because the company has had to recall all of the 16,000 software products it has sold.

    (Xinhua News Agency)

    News Center for more Asian news.>

    Copyright (c) 1996-2000 Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Privacy policy