Cn: 4 detained in data leak and online thefts

Zhan Jie reports:

Four suspects have been detained for obtaining user information illegally from one of China’s largest e-commerce websites and stealing money from its user accounts, Xinhua News Agency reported today.

More than 2,000 customers of fell victim to the information leak and lost more than 30,000 yuan (US$4,785) in total, Beijing prosecutors said.


The online theft is believed to be linked with two hacking incidents last December when, China’s largest website for software developers, and Tianya BBS, a popular social networking website, reported user information leaks.

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