back to article Cyber gang made £30 MILLION from fake gov certs

Chinese police are celebrating the arrest of a nationwide cyber crime gang suspected of making over £30 million by selling fake professional qualifications, which they helped to produce by hacking into government web sites. Police have arrested 165 people so far, scattered across 12 provinces. A whopping 185 government sites …

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  1. Richard Boyce
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    This is just the beginning

    A gang this organised will, of course, keep records of everyone who has obtained a fake certificate. Once the buyers are well established in good jobs, the blackmail phase can begin. I imagine that intelligence agencies will be quite interested too.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re-employed

      The Chinese crack down has only on purpose, to find the best hackers they have and re-employ them as Government workers. Admittedly they will have to take a cut in their wages but that will be better than a prison in the Gobi.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Not good news...

    Especially if you are in a life threatening condition and a "doctor" with such a duff certificate is called to help.

    Knowing China, i would expect some executions to follow shortly....

    1. Rob - Denmark
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      Re: Not good news...

      Hopefully, the executions will be carried out by certified executioners.

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