Police action against attackers has been rare, partly because investigators in each region are barred from working in other provinces or towns, the researcher said. That can make tracing suspects difficult if the attacker is in a different part of China than the victim. Police also usually lack the technical skills needed to, for instance, trace the activity of malware-infected PCs, the researcher said.
The four suspects in the DNSPod case were detained in early June, the police statement said, giving no details on the later date of their formal arrest.
An officer at the Foshan police bureau declined to comment, but said a trial would follow the arrests.
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