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Chinese Cops Catch Couriers in Criminal Cartel That Collected Citizens' Info and Sold It
Chen Juan
DATE:  Aug 14 2017
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
Chinese Cops Catch Couriers in Criminal Cartel That Collected Citizens' Info and Sold It Chinese Cops Catch Couriers in Criminal Cartel That Collected Citizens' Info and Sold It

(Yicai Global) Aug. 14 -- China's courier industry has flourished in recent years, but the convenience it offers comes at a cost.

Cops in Jingzhou in Central China's Hubei province have cracked a case involving a criminal cartel that collected, sold and used citizens' personal information, Jingzhou Daily reported.

Officers have arrested 20 suspects, including 13 employees of a well-known delivery company. More than 10 million pieces of personal info were sold for more than USD300,000 (CNY2 million). The police probed and uncovered an illegal trading network that connected over 20 provinces and cities in China.

The cops did not name the delivery firm involved and said the case is still being investigated.

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Keywords:   Personal Info,Security