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Hacker warns of attack on one billion Chinese citizens | Digital Trends Spanish


The oldest hack of history could be happening right now, as a Chinese cybercriminal claimed responsibility for the attack on more than a billion Chinese citizens, pulled from a Shanghai police database.

The anonymous hacker, identified only as “ChinaDan,” posted on the hacker forum Breach Forums last week offering to sell the more than 23 terabytes (TB) of data for 10 bitcoins, equivalent to about $200,000.

“In 2022, the Shanghai National Police (SHGA) database was leaked. This database contains many TB of data and information on billions of Chinese citizens,” the post said.

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“The databases contain information on 1 billion Chinese national residents and several billion case records, including: name, address, place of birth, national identification number, mobile phone number, all crime details. / case”, maintains the forum.

Yi Fu-Xian, a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told Guardian He had downloaded the sample data available on the Internet and found information related to his home county in Hunan Province.

“The data contained information about almost every county in China, and I have even discovered data related to a remote county in Tibet, where there are only a few thousand residents,” he said, adding that the demographic trend extracted from the data “ it’s worse than officials have reported.”

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