Hackers claim to have leaked customer details from some of China's biggest banks
Two banks say data leaked on RaidForums is false, but a forum staff member says it’s already been sold “to many happy customers”
A hacking forum user recently posted more than a million pieces of personal information that allegedly comes from some of China’s biggest financial institutions. The data, published on RaidForums, includes names, monthly incomes, ID cards, addresses and phone numbers.
But a RaidForums staff member told Abacus they believe “the data he is selling is real as he has sold it to many happy customers.” The person added that the forum has nothing to do with the sale and doesn’t profit from it.
On its Facebook page, though, RaidForums boasts about its dedication to leaked data. The forum describes itself as a place for “Twitch raiding and the 4chan community.” It adds that it likes to “dump databases from hacked websites and light up your day with cancer.”
Other financial institutions listed in the two posts from the person selling the data include Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and China Merchants Bank. And in addition to Ping An, major insurance companies AIA Group and China Life are mentioned, too.
The user also claims to be offering data from “China Air” (possibly a reference to Air China), the national primary and secondary school teacher database, a local mother and baby forum (including the ages of the babies), and a database of 200 Chinese CEOs.