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Indian police have busted an Internet scam in which around 650,000 people lost a combined 37bil rupees (RM2.43bil) after sending money to a company that promised they would earn cash by clicking on web links.
Three Chinese men were detained in Thailand on June 13 after police discovered they were running a ‘click farm’ from a house near the Cambodian border to generate likes for Chinese products on social media.
Hong Kong police bust ‘compensated dating’ syndicate, arrest five over scam that conned 11 men out of HK$2.8mil
Victims were targeted on social media, then told they needed to make deposits before meeting women who would provide companionship or sex. Dubbed operation ‘Topshield’, the crackdown comes after police noticed a 12.7% jump in such cases in 2020.
Police in eastern Jiangsu province have arrested employees of a company that sold schoolchildren’s personal data online. China has toughened its data privacy measures, including the implementation of a law protecting children’s personal information in 2019.
To build a ‘Digital China’, the country must first deal with its rampant black market for personal information
Underground trading of personal information has become a professional and industrialised value chain in China. The central government is seeking to establish a data governance regime, highlighting the responsibility of online platforms to protect user data.
A group of tax scammers hacked a government-run identity verification system to fake tax invoices. The fake tax invoices from the criminal group were valued at US$76.2mil.
China’s first facial-recognition lawsuit comes to an end with new ruling and new questions about the fate of individuals’ data
State media said that people can now ‘bravely say no to facial recognition’. The court did not examine whether the Hangzhou Safari Park could continue to refuse customers entry if they do not provide facial data.