Chinese police are celebrating the arrest of a nationwide cyber crime gang suspected of making over £30 million by selling fake professional qualifications, which they helped to produce by hacking into government web sites. Police have arrested 165 people so far, scattered across 12 provinces. A whopping 185 government sites are …
This is just the beginning
A gang this organised will, of course, keep records of everyone who has obtained a fake certificate. Once the buyers are well established in good jobs, the blackmail phase can begin. I imagine that intelligence agencies will be quite interested too.
The Chinese crack down has only on purpose, to find the best hackers they have and re-employ them as Government workers. Admittedly they will have to take a cut in their wages but that will be better than a prison in the Gobi.
Not good news...
Especially if you are in a life threatening condition and a "doctor" with such a duff certificate is called to help.
Knowing China, i would expect some executions to follow shortly....
Re: Not good news...
Hopefully, the executions will be carried out by certified executioners.
- Does Apple's iOS make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1
- Fee fie Firefox: Mozilla's lawyers probe Dell over browser install charge
- Pics Indestructible Death Stars blow up planets with glowing KILL RAY
- Video Snowden: You can't trust SPOOKS with your DATA
- 166 days later: Space Station astronauts return to Earth