Hacker claims to have hacked personal information of one billion Chinese citizens

Last week, The anonymous internet user, known as “ChinaDan”, posted on the hacker forum Breach Forums offering to sell more than 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoins, which is about $200,000.

A hacker on Monday claimed to have hacked the personal information of over one billion Chinese citizens from the Shanghai police station. Tech experts say that if the assertion is true, it will be one of the biggest data contraventions in history.

Last week, The anonymous internet user, known as “ChinaDan”, posted on the hacker forum Breach Forums offering to sell more than 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoins, which is about $200,000.

In 2022, the Shanghai National Police (SHGA) database was leaked. This database contains many TB of data and information on Billions of Chinese citizen,” the post said.

According to the Guardian, the Shanghai government and police department did not respond to requests for comment on Monday.

Reuters was also unsuccessful to reach the hacker, ChinaDan. However, the post was widely discussed on China’s social media platforms like Weibo and WeChat over the weekend, making many users worry about its happening.

The “data leak” hashtag was blocked on Weibo by Sunday afternoon.

The CEO of Binance, Zhao Changpeng tweeted, “Our threat intelligence detected 1 billion resident records for sell in the dark web, including name, address, national id, mobile, police and medical records from one asian country. Likely due to a bug in an Elastic Search deployment by a gov agency. This has impact on …”

 

 

 

 

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