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Hacker claims access to Shanghai Covid app, threatens to sell data on millions of users

August 15, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A hacker claims to have breached Shanghai’s Covid app and stolen the personal user data found there

According to a Reuters report, a cybercriminal going by the name XJP took to the hacker forum Breach Forums, to advertise a database carrying sensitive information on 48.5 million users.

The database was taken from “Suishenma”, the Chinese name for Shanghai’s health code system, used by all residents and visitors of the city since early 2020. The hacker first asked for $4,850 for the database, but later toned the offer down to $4,000.

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