Chinese Authorities Arrest Over 8,700 People for Online Crimes

by Kathy Jones on  August 15, 2013 at 8:42 PM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

China's ministry of public security revealed that it has so far detained more than 8,700 people belonging to 210 gangs for their involvement in online crimes.
 Chinese Authorities Arrest Over 8,700 People for Online Crimes
Chinese Authorities Arrest Over 8,700 People for Online Crimes

More than 4,100 internet-related fraud cases have been solved and 150 million yuan ($24.50 million) in economic losses has been recovered since the ministry launched a campaign against online crimes in June, Xinhua reported citing the ministry.

Last month, police from 13 provincial- and municipal-level regions busted 42 gangs and arrested 140 people allegedly involved in an online video fraud in China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, according to the ministry.

The suspects allegedly stole contact details of users to log into QQ, a popular instant messaging programme, and record fake video chats that they used to defraud their victims' relatives and friends, according to the statement.

Several vehicles, computers and mobile phones used to commit the crimes were seized by police.

Source: IANS

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive