Chinese police to fight hard on hacking crimes that undermine market order, national taxation system
Published: Nov 30, 2023 07:14 PM
cyber attack Photo:VCG

Cyber attack Photo:VCG

China's public security organs will continue to fight hacking crimes that undermine the market economy order and the national taxation system, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Chinese police have disrupted 2,430 hacking-related cases and apprehended 7,092 criminal suspects since 2022 in a campaign to clean up online environment, Li Tong, deputy head of the cyber-security protection bureau under the Ministry of Public Security, told a press conference.

Police have launched investigations into hacking-related criminal activities involving everyday life, such as hacking into hospital registration systems and the ticketing systems of railway stations, tourist sites and concerts, as well as infringement on personal information.

The number of hacking-related cases cracked by police has been increasing during the past three consecutive years with an average annual growth rate of 27.7 percent, data from the ministry showed.

The police in East China's Shandong Province and Zhejiang Province cracked down on multiple criminal elements engaging in extortion by tampering with website pages, clearing website data and encrypting important files. There were more than 300 website platforms and 400 private enterprises that had been invaded and extorted by criminal gangs, involving 5 billion yuan ($701 million).

Global Times