Anonymous Hacker Claims to Have Obtained Data of 1
Billion Chinese Residents
July 06, 2022
A cyberhacker claims to have obtained the personal data
of 1 billion Chinese residents in what could be one of
the largest data breaches in history.
An anonymous user in a hacker forum using the handle
“ChinaDan” offered to sell the large database last week
for 10 bitcoin, worth about $200,000.
user said the data was obtained from an unsecured
Shanghai police database and was publicly accessible for
a year. The user claimed the database contained such
personal information as names, addresses, birth dates,
national identification numbers and extensive criminal
U.S.-based cable news network CNN says it has verified
the authenticity of more than two dozen entries from the
sample provided by the seller, but could not access the
Shanghai police officials have not responded to requests
by news outlets to comment on the alleged data breach.
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