William Langley

William Langley

William Langley is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong. He writes about Chinese politics, history and culture. His work has appeared in Sixth Tone and SupChina. He was previously based in Guangz

hou and Beijing.

Hackers target China’s Covid app, stealing thousands of celebrity photos and data
China’s Covid health app has been hacked, and the personal data and photos of celebrities are being sold online for less than a can of Coke.  In a massive data breach, hackers have stolen the information of thousands of actors and singers, including the results of their Covid-19 tests and future health appointments. The hacking has revealed a treasure trove of information. One advertisement offered photos of 70 famous artists for less than US$1. They included the sale of “health code photos” of all seven members of a Chinese pop group named Teens in Times. Hongxing News, a news outlet in China, said on Monday night that, despite having contacted the company responsible for the health app, g