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China unaffected by hackers

Date: November 25, 2006

The credit card transaction network of China Unionpay continues to operate normally despite a hacker attack, according to a spokesman from China Unionpay.

The attack only affected the official website of China Unionpay, he assured customers.

According to previous reports, hackers on Friday planted a backdoor virus program on the website of China Unionpay (, the country's only national electronic payment network operator, raising the risk of customer information being illegally accessed.

The spokesman, who declined to be named, said the attack was only aimed at the official website of China Unionpay, and confidential customer information had not been leaked.
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