Fines on Didi show determination to protect data security: China Daily contributor

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Chinese authorities have been reiterating they are committed to protecting people’s privacy and personal information. And the heavy fines they imposed on China’s local ride-hailing giant and its top executives show they mean what they say. China’s cybersecurity regulator said on Thursday (July 21) that it has fined Didi […]

China’s Cabinet urges greater cyber security after data leak

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – China’s Cabinet stressed the need to bolster information security, following a huge leak of personal data that could be the largest cyber attack in the country’s history. A State Council meeting led by Premier Li Keqiang emphasised the need “to improve security management provisions, raise protection abilities, protect personal information, privacy and […]

Hacker claims major Chinese citizens’ data theft, starts selling at $280k

BEIJING (AFP) – A hacker claiming to have stolen personal data from hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens is now selling the information online. A sample of 750,000 entries posted online by the hacker showed citizens’ names, mobile phone numbers, national ID numbers, addresses, birthdays and police reports they had filed. Agence France-Presse and cybersecurity […]