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Shanghai police data breach - possibly world's largest

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSY:
    Problem is I really can't think of anyone who might be interested in buying that information for any sort of money...... other than the Chinese authorities and they already have it
    package it up as an NFT. There’ll be a buyer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    Kids?
    Party members?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    Party members?
    not included, different servers & disconnected from the interweb

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    Probably tibet, xinjiang, known ethnic minority groups and all other non-ethnic groups...


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    WSJ Via Slashdot:

    The Shanghai police records -- containing the names, government ID numbers, phone numbers and incident reports of nearly 1 billion Chinese citizens -- were stored securely, according to the cybersecurity experts. But a dashboard for managing and accessing the data was set up on a public web address and left open without a password, which allowed anyone with relatively basic technical knowledge to waltz in and copy or steal the trove of information, they said. "That they would leave this much data exposed is insane," said Vinny Troia, founder of dark web intelligence firm Shadowbyte, which scans the web for unsecured databases and found the Shanghai police database in January.


    The database stayed exposed for more than a year, from April 2021 through the middle of last month, when its data was suddenly wiped clean and replaced with a ransom note for the Shanghai police to discover, according to Bob Diachenko, owner of the cybersecurity research firm SecurityDiscovery, which similarly found the database -- and later the note -- through its periodic web scans earlier this year. "your_data_is_safe," the ransom note read, according to screenshots provided by Mr. Diachenko. "contact_for_your_data...recovery10btc," meaning the data would be returned for 10 bitcoin, roughly $200,000. The ransom amount matches the price that an anonymous user began asking for last Thursday on an online cybercrime forum in exchange for access to a database the user claimed contained billions of records of Chinese citizens' information stolen from a Shanghai national police database.
    https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/05/c...hnk/index.html

    Last edited by shri; 07-07-2022 at 02:48 PM.

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    Hong Kong shares for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. tumbled as much as 5.8 percent on Friday, after a report that the company faces an inquiry in China in connection with a data theft case renewed regulatory concerns broadly.

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    Executives from Alibaba Group’s cloud division have been summoned for talks by authorities in Shanghai in connection with the theft of a vast police database, one of the nation’s largest cybersecurity breaches, according to the Wall Street Journal.
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...tion/2/192323/

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