In the material as we would be delighted to come across include private messages between users, chat history, personal id data, and gps coordinates for the users location.
the Data comes from a system for the monitoring of internet cafes technology company Headbond in the province of Shandong developed. They tanked the entire time down to the databases that the police and other authorities have access to.
On its website makes Headbond advertising for his system as "the best solution" for the work of the police to identify users of the system.
has China's government put the thumb in the eye on internet cafes, which is not least used by young people, with the justification that crime and gambling addiction must be fought. According to chinese law, those who run the cafes at the request to provide data about the users to the police and security agencies.
– It also explains why dataläckor where personal information is included is more common in China. Beijing requires that most nätverksoperatörerna register users with their real name. It means that each individual mobile operator, internet cafe, social mediehemsida, and so on, are forced by law to have databases with personal information and all databases are vulnerable to attacks and leaks, " says Lokman Tsui, internetexpert at the Chinese university of Hong kong.
Victor Gevers over the parts of a database with information on, among other things, ethnicity and the gps coordinates relating to the 2.6 million people in the restive chinese province of Xinjiang.
Bob Diachenko, a nätsäkerhetsexpert that in recent years reported on leaked databases in the united states and Europe, has now shifted focus to take a closer look at China.
– The amount of personal information that is collected about the chinese is shocking, " he says.