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Hacker offers to sell data of 48.5 million users of Shanghai’s COVID app

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By Eduardo Baptista BEIJING (Reuters) -A hacker claims to have obtained the personal information of 48.5 million users of a COVID health mobile app run by the city of Shanghai, the second claim of a breach of the Chinese financial hub’s data in just over a month. The hacker with the username as “XJP” posted an offer to sell the data for $4,000 on the hacker forum Breach Forums on Wednesday. The person provided a sample of the data including the phone numbers, names and Chinese identification numbers and health code status of 47 people. Eleven of the 47 reached by Reuters confirmed they were li…

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