Police in southern China bust six large data theft operations

Josh Ye reports:

Police in southern China have busted six data theft operations, arresting 138 suspects at 14 locations in the city of Guangzhou, according to a national newspaper .

The police said the raid, which took place on early on Monday, seized more than 2,000 bank cards and a large number of electronic devices including laptops and smart phones, the China Youth Daily reported on Wednesday, citing the Public Security Bureau of Guangdong province.

The data theft operations illegally intercepted more 100 million items of personal data, ranging from people’s mailing addresses to their telecommunications history.

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