Chinese Cybercrime Mugshots on Deck of Cards; Gambling Den Earning Millions Rumbled by Police

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Chinese police think up an innovative way of trying to find cyber criminals as they place mugshots on playing cards before handing out decks to the community.

The Chinese police force has been busy of late.

Chinese Cybercrime Mugshots on Deck of Cards; Gambling Den Earning Millions Rumbled by Police

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South China’s Guangxi police force battling cybercrime have come up with an innovative solution to apprehend suspects. They have printed mugshots on the faces of playing cards. There are that many they have even had to use the two jokers in the pack.

There are 248 suspects in total. Decks have been distributed to residents of Binyang County, although there is a plan to roll out more within communities that are home to the suspects. There is a 2,000 yuan reward for information that leads to the arrest of the criminals. Police have issued 15,000 decks of cards within the community.

Cyber crime is a major problem in China.

Last year, in an article written in UK Business Insider, information security outfit Trend Micro stated: “Today, the Chinese underground is thriving more than ever.”

That same report suggested that cybercrime costs the global economy $445 billion every year. Data stolen is traded for cash on speciality websites. The report also stated that online poker players account information has ended up on those sites at one time or another.

US National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, said the problem of Chinese cyber crime is a ‘national security concern to the United States.’ Last summer, Chinese officials arrested 15,000 people for their part in cyber crimes, and investigated 66,000 websites.

Police Raid Illegal Gambling Den Netting Millions

From mugshots on poker cards to a poker club hiding illegal casino activity.

Chinese police have raided an illegal gambling den in the Hubei Province. The establishment was masquerading as a legal poker club, but behind closed doors, the team offered illegal table games. There were 17 gaming tables, and two VIP rooms.

Police detained 140 gamblers and 21 gang members. Business was booming. Police reports state that the illegal casino had earned $45 million in the first half of 2015.

Gambling on the Chinese mainland is illegal. Poker is allowed because it’s deemed a game of skill, but that’s also a very grey area.


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