Nov 17 2007

Chinese hackers just like you…using porn for Teh Buzz

Published by at 4:57 pm under Hacking for money

Chinese hackers just like you…using porn for Teh Buzz

Chinese hackers use porn to attract new members

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The pairing of demographics and culture in the Chinese hacker community has produced another mechanism for making money in the form of pornography.

According to information contained in the 17th Statistical Survey Report on Internet Development in China (publishd in January 2006), conducted by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC):

58.7% of Chinese online users were male

 

41.3% of Chinese online users were female

 

51.7% of Chinese online users were under the age of 24

Breakdown of Internet users by age group

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China’s Xinhua News Agency reported 46% of online minors “often” visited web sites containing pornographic material. The overall lack of sex education in China is also noted as a reason for the explosion of pornography. A college student from Jiaotong University in Shanghai made the following observation:

“Porn web sites are rooted in young people who were thirsty for the facts of life, on which education is so deficient in the nation.”

According to Xinhua, this sentiment was “echoed” by numerous university students throughout the country. Cultural norms have resulted in the reluctance of Chinese parents to discuss these types of topics with their children. A study conducted by China Social Survey, found that 92.5% of students had questions or difficulties with sex and only 2.6% had received answers from their parents. The age demographic and void in sexual education has caused some to search the Internet to satisfy their curiosity.

A minority in the Red Hacker Alliance have seized on this combination of age and curiosity to increase membership and produce income. It should be emphasized that this is a small minority and that there are conversations within the community that speak out quite vocally against it. That said, it is still important to remember this activity is a source of funding and reaches back to servers in the United States.
From the web site http://www.hack77.com/. The last two photos were completely downloaded when the screenshot was taken. This was probably to prevent showing lewd pictures on the main page. This is an example of free internal soft-porn presented on hacker web site.

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For example, a link from the hacker web site Hackol contains a link to a pornographic web site that is hosted on a proxy server in California. The Hackol link is probably to generate cash revenue and at the same time thwart Chinese censors who are cracking down on online pornography. The hacker site 21safe has a similar link, however it resolves to a link in Henan Province inside of China. Once again, this is more than likely to generate income.

Pay site from http://www.hackol.com/index.html linking back to a proxy server located in California.

 

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Pay site from http://www.21safe.com/index.htm linking back to Henan In May of 2005 a Chinese hacker from Hubei Province was brought up on charges of “disseminating lewd advertisements for profit.” According to the report, he illegally gained access to the welfare information system operated by the Bureau of Civil Affairs of Tianjin. He then set up a homepage called Sexual Paradise and in only two months attracted 66,000 club members.

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