China uncovers massive underground network of Apple employees selling customers' personal data

 06/09/2017 10:31 AM MDT
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Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation involving the sale of Apple users’ personal data.

Twenty-two people have been detained on suspicion of infringing individuals’ privacy and illegally obtaining their digital personal information, according to a statement Wednesday from police in southern Zhejiang province.
 
Of the 22 suspects, 20 were employees of an Apple “domestic direct sales company and outsourcing company”.
The suspects allegedly used an internal company computer system to gather users’ names, phone numbers, Apple IDs, and other data, which they sold as part of a scam worth more than 50 million yuan (US$7.36 million).
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