A man uses a computer in an internet cafe in Beijing. A large number of records in the leaked database contain the names and addresses of cybercafes. Photo: AFP

Data leak exposes 364 million Chinese social media profiles tracked by police surveillance programme, security researcher says

  • Records include sensitive information like private chats, file transfers, real names, and ID numbers
Topic |   Cybersecurity

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A man uses a computer in an internet cafe in Beijing. A large number of records in the leaked database contain the names and addresses of cybercafes. Photo: AFP
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Zheping Huang

Zheping Huang

Zheping is a technology reporter covering cryptocurrency, blockchain and gaming for the South China Morning Post. He is a contributor to Inkstone. Previously he wrote about China for Quartz.

Zen Soo

Zen Soo

Zen Soo joined the Post in 2015. She covers China technology, in particular e-commerce, online to offline and mobile payments. She also writes about Southeast Asian tech companies.