Over 200 million datas of Chinese citizens available for sale

The research team at Cyble discovered multiple posts related to Chinese citizens data on sale by threat actors. Data might have been stolen from various popular Chinese services including Weibo, Gongan County and QQ.

Gongan is a county in Southern Hubei province, People’s Republic of China, bordering Hunan to the south. It is under the administration of Jinzhou city.

As proof, sample data of alleged 999 households registrations of Chinese citizens from Gongan was shared.

The exposed information in the sample data includes ID, sex, name, birth, mobile, address and code number of 7.3 million Chinese citizens.

During the analysis, the researchers noticed that the weibo_id and respective mobile number were listed in an excel sheet.

“The threat actor was selling 41.8 million records on a Russian speaking cybercrime forum, ” reported Cyble.

Cyble researchers discovered user data belonging to the popular Tencent QQ, also known as QQ messaging software service and web portal. The threat actor is selling details of 12 million Chinese users on the dark web.

The analysis of the sample data disclosed the qq number and respective mobile number in an excel sheet.

Overall 200 million records related to Chinese citizens were available for sale.

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