Hacker claims to have stolen data on 1 billion Chinese citizens

An anonymous threat actor is selling several databases they claim to contain more than 22 terabytes of stolen information on roughly 1 billion Chinese citizens for 10 bitcoins (approximately $195,000).

The announcement was posted on a hacker forum by someone using the handle ‘ChinaDan,’ saying that the information was leaked from the Shanghai National Police (SHGA) database.

Based on the information they shared regarding the allegedly stolen data, the databases contain Chinese national residents’ names, addresses, national ID numbers, contact info numbers, and several billion criminal records.

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Source: Bleeping Computer