BEIJING — When it comes to cyberattacks, China is often seen in the West as a fierce aggressor — the ultimate hacking threat to American government and businesses.
In China, however, Internet users are increasingly preoccupied with their own vulnerability.
Cybersecurity, in many ways, is a more widespread problem here than in the United States, say industry experts.
Holes in China’s systems are more numerous, and its public less protected. Worry about those vulnerabilities has surged after disclosures by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about US operations to hack into Chinese Internet traffic hubs and cellphone companies.
Officials in China’s government and the cybersecurity sector are pushing for a national strategy to protect information in the country’s computer systems. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.