“Chinese companies collect personal information of 2.4 million people, including Prime Minister Abe,” Australian media September 15, 4:50 a.m.
A Chinese company has collected the personal information of about 2.4 million politicians and diplomats from Japan, Europe and the United States, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and is suspected of having been used by China for crafting, Australian media reported.
According to Public Broadcasting ABC in Australia, it is a data-related company under the umbrella of the Chinese company “China Hua Electronics Group” that is said to have collected personal information.
The company compiled a database of personal information for approximately 2.4 million people, including politicians, diplomats, and business owners from Europe, the United States and Asia, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Although most of the information is public, such as date of birth, news articles, and SNS accounts, it is said that there is a suspicion that the collected personal information was used for Chinese operations because it contained information that seems to have been obtained illegally, such as information about business with banks and resumes.
The database was brought from people involved and analyzed by Australian and Western news organizations and experts, and American researchers who joined the project warned the media that “China is trying to monitor and influence people not only its own people but all over the world, and the threat is getting bigger.”