Chinese Man Jailed For Selling VPN

Bypassing The Great Firewall of China

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A Chinese man has been jailed “on suspicion of providing tools for illegal control of a computer information system.”. The illegal control of a computer, in this case, is VPN software. “The court held that the defendant Deng Jiewei disregarded state law, by providing tools specifically for the invasion and illegal control of computer information systems procedures,” the Guandong Province’s First People’s Court said in its ruling, handed down earlier this year but only just made public.

“The circumstances are serious and the behavior violated the ‘Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China Article 285.”

It is well known that China has a strict regulation regarding network access. The Great Firewall of China, a security measure, which blocks numerous websites in order to strengthen the nations network security and to “clean up” internet services.

The man made an illegal profit of about 13957.57 yean, identified Den Mouwei ShadowsocksR-dotnet.exe software can visit the domestic (mainland) IP can not visit the foreign site. On August 24, 2016, the public security in the city stone town of Fulong arrested Dengmou Wei.
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The court held that the defendant Deng Mouwei disregarded the state law, specifically for the invasion, illegal control of computers and that it violated the “Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China”
The man has been jailed for nine months in prison.

Author: Shivniel Gounder

TheGeek : Writes about information security, privacy, cybersecurity and latest tech gadgets and more.

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