Merry Christmas China… Now Change Your Passwords

The astonishing news from China is that 10% of all Chinese web users had their passwords compromised over the Christmas period. Hackers stole data on the 40M users of Tianya chat site, and separately on the 6M users of the CSDN programmer’s forum. In both cases, the user details were stored in plain text. You can read more here.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.