China's Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday announced a six-month crackdown on Internet-related crimes, starting this month.
"Internet-related crimes are characterized by low costs, low risks and high profits. Fraud, pornography, gambling and the infringement of personal information are still rampant," Vice Minister Chen Zhimin said at a meeting.
According to Chen, police departments will comb the Internet for clues that might lead to fraudulent activities, cyberattacks, gun-related deals, virus spreading, pyramid sales, pornographic content and other web-based crimes.
Meanwhile, the crackdown will also target websites, Internet service providers, programmers, online sellers and advertisers who assist in those crimes.