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Four Detained, Eight Punished In Hacking Incident

DATA LOSS—CHINA

January 11, 2012

Last month, hackers infiltrated a popular social networking site and a programmers' site exposing the information of six million users and undermining trust in China's Internet security, Reuters reports. Amid the actual breaches, rumors of attacks on other websites surfaced online--many of which turned out to be fictitious. Chinese authorities have detained four people and punished eight after an investigation showed nine cases of reselling user data and three cases of "fabricating and promoting speculation of data leaks," the report states.
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