1 Billion Chinese Resident’s Data Being Sold For 10 Bitcoins by Hacker

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  • According to current figures, the asking sum totals $202,806.
  • Claims have been made that the Shanghai National Police database was hacked.

An unidentified hacker allegedly took approximately 23 terabytes of data of one billion Chinese residents from a Shanghai police database. According to experts, this would be one of the most significant data breaches in history if proven genuine. The information is being sold for ten bitcoins. According to current figures, this sum totals $202,806.

“Chinadan,” an unknown hacker on a hacker forum, put the data up for sale on Thursday. Claims have been made that the Shanghai National Police database was hacked. The article says that data and information about billions of people in China may be found in this database.

Sample of 750,000 Residents Uploaded by Hacker

Names, residences, birthplaces, national ID numbers, mobile phone numbers, and criminal and case records are among the information that has been released. The post even mentioned that interested purchasers might check the authenticity of the data by looking at a sample of 750,000 records provided by the user.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao stated:

“Our threat intelligence detected 1 billion resident records for sell in the dark web, including name, address, national id, mobile, police and medical records from one asian country. Likely due to a bug in an Elastic Search deployment by a gov agency. This has impact on …”

This attack occurred when a government developer unintentionally published the credentials in a tech blog on CSDN [China’s Software Developer Network], Binance’s CEO said on Monday.

The official YouTube and Twitter accounts of the British Army were hacked, the military acknowledged on Sunday. With roughly 363K followers, the army’s official Twitter account retweeted messages promoting non-fungible token (NFT) schemes. The account name, profile photo, and banner image were altered to reflect NFT collections during the incident and even lured investors with scam videos, asking them to send their cryptocurrency.

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