Chinese police have arrested 201 suspects in an infringement of citizen’s personal information case, the Ministry of Public Security said Sunday.
The case sprawled 25 provincial regions across China.
Initial investigations showed nine gangs were involved. Each gang consisted of information sources together with three levels of agents. Personal information was sold to agents who would then trade the information on popular social media platforms such as WeChat and QQ.
Personal information, including bank records, air travel records, Internet browsing history and personal mail details, was sold for use in telecom and online fraud or blackmail.
Read more on CRI.cn.