Australian Private Data Leaked After Chinese Police Data Breach

The personal data of more than 100 Australian citizens including a former federal MP were leaked after Chinese police were hacked.

Earlier this week, the personal information of Chinese citizens was put up for sale by a user named ChinaDan on BreachForums for 10 bitcoins, or around $200,000,

Among the leaked 23TB data was a Shanghai police file that was found to contain personal details of a former Australian federal MP, who filed a report a theft from the trunk of a car in 2004.

Several Australian citizens were also included in the file and had their passport details, home addresses, birthdays and police reports exposed.

Most of the records were reportedly there because some Australian citizens have failed to register with local police within 24 hours of their arrival in China since 2013 while some records were from 1995.

China’s Cyberspace Administration has not yet commented on the leak.

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