Man Charged in China with Theft of 10,000 People's Personal Information
A man with the surname of Pan used spam e-mails to distribute malware that gave him access to victims' computers.
The China Post reports that China's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested a suspect with the surname of Pan, who is alleged to have stolen more than 10,000 people's personal information (h/t E Hacking News).
The CIB claims that Pan sent out an undisclosed number of spam e-mails that claimed to come from the Bureau of National Health Insurance.
The e-mails, according to the CIB, contained a malicious attachment that gave Pan full access to the computer of anyone who downloaded it.
Pan is alleged to have used that access to steal "vast amounts" of financial information from local companies, and to access victims' bank accounts and credit cards.
The CIB says it's currently trying to determine whether or not Pan had any accomplices.