A hacker has claimed to have stolen the personal information of 1 billion Chinese citizens from a Shanghai police database, in what would amount to one of the biggest data breaches in history if found to be true. This database contains many TB of data and information on billions of Chinese citizen,” the post said. “Databases contain information on 1 billion Chinese national residents and several billion case records, including: name, address, birthplace, national ID number, mobile number, all crime/case details.”The identity of the hacker is not clear. Last year, China passed laws governing how personal information and data generated within its borders should be handled. The hashtag “Shanghai data leak” was blocked on Weibo by Sunday afternoon, but there are still a few discussions on Chinese social media about this incident.
Source: The Guardian July 04, 2022 19:55 UTC