For theft of personal data in China arrested almost five thousand people

Over the past four months in China on cases of identity theft arrested 4,8 thousand people. This reports the South China Morning Post.

All attackers are defendants in the 1.8 thousand criminal cases on the facts of theft and misuse of data.

The main source of such information was the employees of companies and government agencies that illegally obtained and sold database. Subsequently, these personal details were used by other criminals for deliberate fraud or extortion.

July 10, 2015 it was reported that hackers stole the personal data of 21.5 million U.S. civil servants and other citizens of the United States. Theft of personal information were revealed in the course of the investigation in early June 2015. In the hands of the hackers was not only of insurance policies but also the full names of their owners, dates of birth, home addresses, and usernames and passwords to access the work computers. 1.1 million cases of the stolen files also contained fingerprints.