Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of oppressive dictators!!
A threat actor has taken to a forum for news and discussion of data breaches with an offer to sell what they assert is a database containing records of over a billion Chinese civilians – allegedly stolen from the Shanghai Police. Over the weekend, reports started to surface of a post to a forum at Breached.to. The post makes …
Chinese lives are worth nothing according to the CCP. Like everyone inside or outside of Putin's Russia, anyone who's not a stupid uneducated white piece of crap for American republicans, anyone who likes foliage for Brazil's Bolsinaro, etc. etc. China's citizens are just fodder for the meat grinder for panda boy.
There's little anyone could to do a Chinese mainland citizen that's worse that what their dictatorship is already doing to them.
Oh there are always things that can be done to make people's lives worse than what they currently are.
The truth is that the vast majority of Chinese in the middle classes dont find themselves on the radar of the CCP, and so live relatively comfortably. With the data in these breaches though (if it's as bad as people seem to be saying), it would be child's play for someone to falsely obtain loans leaving the real people being chased by not very nice people wanting repayments for the debt and you better believe there wont be any support from the CCP there. Alternatively, people can start agitating against the CCP using fake names and identities and leave the real people behind those identities in a whole other world of pain.
There's lots that can be done to ruin a person's day...
I'm listening to some old musical and reading El Reg, and what is playing now? Of course, "I Heard It on the Grapevine" - the old fashion way to leak private information.
But the grapevine never leaked private information on a billion people at one shot. Finally, real progress courtesy of "The Cloud".
I doubt this leak will have much impact on Chinese's lives as privacy isn't really a thing in China. The only thing that matters is that the CCP stays in power and this leak doesn't seem to damage it that much. Yes, it may ruin some people's lives, but that's just a cup of sand in the grand scheme of things.
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