Shanghai: 6 held over theft of personal info

Six people have been detained in connection with stealing, selling and publishing online the personal details of 3,600 local residents, police said yesterday.

Officers said that details – including names, addresses and phone numbers – of residents from 14 well-known residential complexes changed hands six times before finally being posted on Baidu Wenku, China’s biggest online file-sharing platform.

Read the story in the Shanghai Daily as to how they tracked the data back to its original source.

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