Cyble specialists discovered on a Russian-language forum on the darknet a publication containing confidential data of 1.95 million members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which shed light on their positions in large organizations around the world, including government agencies.
Information includes official records such as party position, date of birth, national identification number, and ethnicity.
The Australian newspaper investigated the data breach and found that members of China’s ruling party hold prominent positions in some of the world’s largest companies, including pharmaceutical giants involved in the development of COVID-19 vaccines such as Pfizer and financial institutions. such as HSBC.
CCP members serve as senior political and government officials in at least 10 consulates, including the United States, Britain and Australia, in the eastern Chinese metropolis of Shanghai. Other members hold positions at universities and government agencies.