China Unearths Huge Network Of Apple Employees Selling User Data

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China Unearths Huge Network Of Apple Employees Selling User Data
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Apple employees in China have been found to be illegally obtaining and selling users’ digital personal information, according to Chinese authorities, who claim to have unearthed one such network running its operations underground until now. As of now, a total of 22 people have been detained in connection with infringing upon users’ privacy, according to a statement released by local police in Southern Zhejiang province, reports HKFP.

Apple employees caught selling personal data

Of the total, 20 are Apple employees who, with the help of internal computers, allegedly collected Apple IDs, phone numbers and names, and then sold that data for over 50 million yuan ($7.36 million). There was no mention of whether the data stolen was that of Chinese or foreign customers. Chinese authorities stated that police took suspects from four provinces: Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangsu and Guangdong. Thereafter, police also took control of their crimi