Chinese police bust 7 suspects in large data theft operation

Xinhua reports on a huge bust:

Police in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region announced Friday that they have arrested seven suspects for stealing more than 2 billion items of personal data.

The data included people’s email accounts and passwords, ID numbers, cellphone numbers and payment accounts from more than 60 countries and regions, said police in Chongzuo City.


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