China Police has arrested nearly 15,000 people on suspicion of cyber crimes as part of a sweeping six-month probe called “Operation Clean Internet”, according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security.It also added that the suspects have been arrested for their involvement in cyber crimes that “jeopardized Internet security”.
In July, China launched a six-month campaign codenamed “Cleaning the Internet” to fight against online hackers. Police investigated 66,000 websites including hacking, online fraud and the illegal sale of personal information.They targeted websites providing “illegal and harmful information” besides advertisements for pornography, explosives and firearms and gambling.
In 2015 alone Chinese authorities have deleted 758,000 pieces of illegal information from Chinese websites.
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