Tag: China

Netflix in Indonesia May be Banned or Censored Soon

Just a few days after launching in the country, Indonesia is possibly making moves to ban Netflix. Lembaga Sensor Film (LSF), or Indonesian Censorship Agency, has expressed its concern over the streaming giant’s catalog of films. According to the agency’s chairman, Ahmad Yani Basuki, it has banned a number of films from showing in cinemas […]


Clinton Calls for a ‘Manhattan Project’ for the Internet

At the recent Democratic debates, front runner Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying that in order to combat the growing threat of ISIS, the government would need to work with technology partners to begin dismantling “encrypted communication that no law enforcement agency can break into”. When asked about the threat of terrorism in America, Clinton […]

China Continues Its Crackdown on VPN Providers

Following concerns in late August over VPN blockages in China, a VPN service provider is reporting “increased censorship” in the country. Astrill VPN has sent out a new message to users explaining that is experiencing further issues with the Great Firewall, China’s Internet censorship regime, blocking its numerous VPN protocols. Intensified blocks were placed on […]

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VPN Unlimited Updates Apps with New UI and OpenSSL

VPN Unlimited has announced a series of updates to its VPN service including a new user interface and the addition of OpenSSL to every platform. The service’s Windows client has been updated with a re-design, access to torrents, and support for nine more languages. VPN Unlimited’s iOS client now also supports the OpenSSL protocol for […]


Shanghai Internet Users Try VPNs to Hop New Blocks

China Telecom customers in Shanghai are experiencing several issues in accessing foreign websites, which the telco says is due to a lack of bandwidth. The Shanghai Telecom brand said that the blocks are not “politically sensitive” or imposed by China’s Great Firewall, which censors a vast array of western sites. The issues have been persisting […]


China Cyber Criminals Accused of Exploiting Commercial VPN

Chinese cyber criminals have been hijacking a commercial VPN to carry out Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks, according to a new report this week from security firm RSA. RSA Research claims that a Chinese VPN provider has been infiltrated by APT actors who are using its infrastructure to carry out its operations and cover its […]

Over $1 Billion Stolen with Carbanak Trojan

In what’s sure to take the cake as “largest heist in the history of modern commerce”, members of the research team at Kaspersky Lab have announced they had uncovered a massive operation undertaken by some of the world’s most sophisticated hacking rings, which netted everyone involved just over $1 billion by the time all was […]

Russia is Attempting to Block VPNs and Tor

Russia is reportedly working on means to block or circumvent access to virtual private networks (VPN) and the Tor network. Russian MP Leonid Levin, who is deputy chair of the Russian State Duma Committee on Information Policy and Communication, first tabled the ideas earlier in February at the Inform 24 conference in Moscow, according to […]

China Allegedly Cracking Down on VPN Services

A number of VPN providers are claiming that their services are being disrupted in China as part of a supposed crackdown, according to new media reports. People’s Daily, a newspaper published by the government, stated on Friday morning that the moves to block VPNs were done “for safety” with Chinese cybersecurity analysts defending the move. […]

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UK Minister Wants to Pull Down Geo Blocks on Netflix in the EU

Vince Cable, the UK’s Business Secretary, has backed calls for a single European digital market, which would mean removing geo blocks on Netflix content across Europe. In a statement, Cable says that all people in the EU should be able to purchase European goods and services online “without unfair discrimination”. This extends to streaming services, […]


Study Claims 20 Million VPN Users in China on Netflix

Netflix has more than 20 million users in China that are accessing the service through VPNs, according to a new study from British digital research firm GlobalWebIndex. The researchers noted VPN activity in accessing Netflix in several countries across the world, including countries where Netflix has launched but the catalog is lacking. As for countries […]

CyberCaliphate Hacks Twitter Account of US Central Command

Earlier this morning, the official Twitter account of US Central Command (CENTCOM) was apparently hacked by members of the ISIS terrorist organization in the form of public protest from the much maligned group. “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS,” one tweet read, along with a link to a Pastebin document that pointed […]

Afghan Government Websites Infiltrated By Chinese Malware

Researchers from a US-based cybersecurity firm have discovered malware, believed to be Chinese, that was used to infect visitors to a range of Afghan government websites. Virginia-based cybersecurity company ThreatConnect revealed that its researchers last week found a malicious JavaScript file that was utilized to host content on ‘gov.af’ sites. The campaign has been named […]

North Korea Denies Involvement in Sony Hack

In more news about Sony this week that should make everyone say “Well, duh”, this Saturday the North Korean government issued a statement which categorically denied all involvement with the recent attack on the movie studio’s servers. The country removed themselves from the conversation that their government had been behind the attack, and threatened “grave […]