A hacker has alleged that he has gotten hold of a treasure of secret data of 1 billion residents of China from the bluecoat of Shanghai. According to the professionals of technology, if this claim is found to be true, it would be the heftiest information contravention until now.
The unknown user who calls himself a cyberpunk is known as “ChinaDan”. He notified the hacker convention “Breach forums” about his access to the data. The unknown man via his forum notification in the previous week announced that he is proposing to auction above and beyond 23 TB of information in exchange for 10 Bitcoins (10 Bitcoins = $200,00).
The leaked file contains data about one billion people in China and a huge stockpile of registered lawsuits which contains delicate information about the individuals including their addresses, national ID, contact number, etc.
After the hacker posted about this on the forum it became a matter of discussion across the entire country. Residents talked over the matter with another over the country’s official social networking sites over the weekend and a number of them have stressed if the claims are true.
A hashtag (#dataleak) started trending across the social networking platform Weibo, which later got restricted by the government.
The chief of technology administration analysis at an advisory “Trivium China” located in Beijing, Kendra Schaefer posted a tweet saying that it was difficult to analyze certainty from a rumor factory.
She further added to his comment saying that if the data breach as said by the cyberpunk has been done by the Administrative agency of Nations safety, it can turn out to be unfortunate for several arguments.
And above all it will result in the most gigantic and harmful contraventions till this date, Schaefer commented.
The chief executive of the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance, Changpeng Zhao on July 4 asserted that the cryptocurrency exchange had scaled up customer authentication actions after the firm’s peril savvy identified the auction of documents affiliated with one billion people living in a nation of Asia on the deep net.
Zhao wrote a tweet saying that this data breach might have taken place because of spyware in an Elastic Search arrangement by an authorized administrator. He made these comments without directly indicating the data breach from a police station in Shanghai.
Remarkably, the hacker alleged the data breach after the officials of the country have assured to advance the security of the individual’s information privacy over the internet.