(MENAFN) One billion Chinese individuals' personal information has allegedly been stolen by a hacker from the Shanghai police, which, according to cyber experts, could represent one of the greatest figures breaches in history.
The "ChinaDan" online alias issued an offer to sell the more than 23 terabytes (TB) of data for 10 bitcoins, or around USD200,000, previous week on the hacker site Breach Forums.
The post also mentioned, “in 2022, the Shanghai National Police (SHGA) database was leaked. This database contains many TB of data and information on Billions of Chinese citizen.”
It added, “databases contain information on 1 Billion Chinese national residents and several billion case records, including: name, address, birthplace, national ID number, mobile number, all crime/case details.” News agency was unable to confirm the post's veracity.
On Monday, demands for comment were not answered by the Shanghai police or administration, and the self-described hacker, ChinaDan, was likewise unreachable by Reuters, but over the weekend, the post generated a lot of discussion on Weibo and WeChat in China, with many users concerned that it may be true.
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