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Malaysia, China to work together to combat cyber crimes

File picture illustration of the word 'password' pictured on a computer screen, taken in Berlin May 21, 2013. — Reuters picBEIJING, Aug 22 — China has expressed willingness to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with the international community, including Malaysia, to fight against hacker attacks and cybercrime, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chun Ying.

China has maintained good communication and cooperation with Malaysia on issues pertaining to cyber security, she said, citing the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Measures to Enhance Cyber Security which was co-chaired by Malaysia and China last year, which had yielded good results.

The Chinese Government consistently fought against all forms of cybercrime, including hacker attack which could undermine the internet and network system, she said.

“China will resolutely crack down on cybercrime,” Hua responded to Bernama’s question sent by fax on Friday.

Malaysian English daily The Star reported on Wednesday that computers of senior Malaysian officials involved in the investigation into missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were hacked and the stolen classified information allegedly sent to China. — Bernama