China arrests 15,000 suspects for alleged cybercrimes

August 19, 2015

China’s central government has arrested 15,000 people for alleged cybercrimes as part of a sweeping six-month probe called “Operation Clean Internet,” according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security.
The ongoing campaign, launched in July, is aimed at stamping out cybercriminal gang networks and improving overall cybersecurity. To date, the agency said it has investigated 7,400 domestic cases, a majority of which involve hacking and the theft of personal and financial data.