Demand for masks due to the coronavirus outbreak has exhausted China’s stockpile and emptied shelves around the world. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

‘Heartless’ online scammers and hackers take advantage of coronavirus fears, mask shortages in China

  • This is the second in a series on the impact of the coronavirus on China's technology sector
  • Over 7,500 coronavirus-related fraud cases have been reported in China as of February 24, with most involving face masks
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Demand for masks due to the coronavirus outbreak has exhausted China’s stockpile and emptied shelves around the world. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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