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15,000 arrested in China on suspicion of cybercrimes

Some 15,000 people have been arrested in China on suspicion of cybercrimes that “jeopardized internet security,” the Ministry of Public Security said.

More than 7,400 cases, including hacking, online fraud and the illegal sale of personal information, were investigated by police, said a statement published on the official website of the ministry. The period over which the investigations took place, however, is not specified.

Since launching the six-month “Cleaning the Internet” campaign in July, police have already made a significant progress with 66,000 website checked for “illegal and harmful information,” which includes vulgar material such as advertisements for pornography, explosives, firearms and gambling.

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Source: Russia Today

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