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Unknown Hacker Steals Data of a Billion Chinese Citizens

Unknown Hacker Steals Data of a Billion Chinese Citizens

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A misconfigured Aliyun or Alibaba private cloud server has led to the leak of around one billion Chinese nationals’ personal details. An unknown hacker, identified as “ChinaDan”, posted an advertisement on a hacker forum selling 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoin, equivalent to about $200,000.

Touted to be one of the largest data breaches in history, the data was allegedly stolen from Shanghai National Police database, containing Chinese national’s personal details including names, home addresses, criminal records, ID and phones numbers.

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