China Steals Personal Data of 80% of US Adults

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  1. itman

    itman Registered Member

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    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/china-steals-personal-data-of-80/
     
  2. plat1098

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    I saw this 60 Minutes broadcast. The underlying theme was that one's DNA is worth a lot of money and is quite valuable to the Chinese especially who want to dominate the pharma markets and biotech in general.

    There was also discussion of concerns raised about such online DNA handlers like Ancestry.com and its recent acquisition by Blackstone and where one's DNA data is actually going. Facebook ain't innocent as the driven snow there either.
     
  3. longshots

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    Anyone do the maths for thiso_O
    Let me help.
    The ADULT population of the US is roughly 200,000,000.
    So that means that 80%, or 160,000,000 adults, may have had their info stolen.
    You draw your own conclusions as to the validity of this story.
     
  4. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Sinophobic paranoia?
     
  5. xxJackxx

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    Are we questioning the number or the method by which the info was obtained?
     
  6. hawki

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    In a 2015 hack of U.S.-based health insurer Anthem, Inc., data on 78.8 million persons was stolen from Anthem’s computer networks, including health identification numbers, names, Social Security numbers, employment and income data and other information. A U.S. Justice Department indictment in 2019 charged two individuals based in China for the hack of Anthem and three other U.S. companies.

    So that's nearly 80 million from that one single event.

    Reading through this report from The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), it's not hard to imagine how info on another 80 million has been acquired, through both legal and illegal methods.

    "CHINA’S COLLECTION OF GENOMIC AND OTHER HEATHCARE DATA FROM AMERICA: RISKS TO PRIVACY AND U.S. ECONOMIC AND NATIONAL SECURITY, February, 2021"

    https://www.dni.gov/files/NCSC/documents/SafeguardingOurFuture/NCSC_China_Genomics_Fact_Sheet_2021.pdf
     
  7. noway

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    Makes you wonder why they'd want such info...are they planning to invade and enslave?
     
  8. ExtremeGamerBR

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    absolutely.
     
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