Reporter/Xiong Feng, Zhai Xiang
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said Wednesday that cyber security departments across the country are cracking down on illegal "local push" gangs that illegally collect mobile phone numbers and other personal information of middle-aged and elderly people in rural areas and maliciously register and sell online accounts under the pretext of promoting "electronic medical certificates". Up to now, a total of 90 cases have been investigated, more than 60 gangs have been broken up, more than 550 criminal suspects have been arrested, and more than 600,000 pieces of illegally obtained personal information and more than 40,000 online black numbers have been seized.
The public security organs found in the work, driven by high interest, a few "push" bands of outlaws in remote rural areas around the promotion of the name of "health care electronic certificate", illegal access to the rural elderly people personal information, and malicious registered various network account and sold for profit, seriously damage the legitimate rights and interests. The network security Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security deployed public security organs in Guizhou and Guangxi to follow the trail and crack down on such illegal and criminal activities.
The Ministry of Public Security network security bureau said that the public security organs will continue to increase the crackdown on such illegal activities, effectively safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the people and good social order. The general public should be vigilant, do not hand over mobile phones and other items to strangers for private operation, do not scan the QR code of unknown origin.