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

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