Employee On-Trial after Stealing Personal Data from Chinese Housing Company

2019, Breaches, February

Who: Ziroom

# of Records: 800,000

When it occurred: February 20, 2019

What Happened: The personal information were discovered on a laptop, iPhone, and USB drive seized by authorities. The accused was identified only by her last name, Li. She joined the company in April 2017.

How it Happened: A former employee of the Beijing-based site went on trial at the Tongzhou District Court on Feb. 20. She’s accused of illegally obtaining personal data of users.

Outcome: The trial is ongoing