Jan 20 2009

Now you too can have your QQ number stolen

Published by at 10:06 pm under China internet

Chinese hacker sites are constantly talking about methods for stealing QQ numbers and QQ money.  I’d love to see the dollar figures associated with this.

We rarely write about these type of exploits because very few people outside of China use QQ.  I’m guessing the reason for the limited appeal to people outside of China has something to do with the fact they use that pesky Chinese language.

Well, that has all changed.  QQ is now available in English.  Be the first on your block to say, “Who the hell stole my QQ number?!?”

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Now you too can have your QQ number stolen”

  1. John Biesneckeron 20 Jan 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I seriously wonder what Tencent is thinking expanding overseas. The IM market is pretty saturated — look at the relative lack of penetration GTalk has, despite Google’s weight being behind it — and QQ is just … funky.

    I can just see the “a Chinese hacker exchanged my life savings into QQ币 and ran away with it” stories appearing on American local news broadcasts soon.

  2. Heikeon 21 Jan 2009 at 4:09 am

    John,

    Loved your site and hope you wouldn’t mind sending me updates when you publish.

    Plus, you are a much better linguist than I am and it would be nice to have someone to turn to for those tough questions.

    Reading the Confucian Analects in Chinese? Wow!

  3. John Biesneckeron 21 Jan 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Heike,

    I’m always accepting of flattery! Would love to stay in touch. Drop me an e-mail at the address I’m using for these comments 吧.

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  5. QQ新闻on 20 Feb 2009 at 2:19 am

    no only for chinese
    Eng for reg qq account http://www.imqq.com/signup.shtml