Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Chinese Man Sentenced to Five Years Prison for Illegally Running VPN Service

A chinese man Wu Xiang Yang sentenced to five years and six months also fined 500,000 yuan for running private VPN service with obtaining the relevant business license.

Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPNs can be used to access region-restricted websites, shield your browsing activity from prying eyes on public Wi-Fi, and more.

Also Read Top 5 Best Free VPN for Android to Surf Anonymous – 2017

Wu Xiangyang alleged and sentenced it as an illegal business crime to set up his own VPN server on the Internet and provided a member account and login software.

This VPN service used to browse some foreign websites and restricted website by the Republic of China Telecommunications.

VPN is based on the trust by VPN service provides and strong security policy should have to follow by services provides such ads when a user accesses their VPN services they may use to record certain information such as cookies, IP Address, unique device ID and application information that installed on the device.

But they do not collect any information about the stored logs associated with the concern IP Address including the online Activities, Email ID, Mobile number, credit card information.

This case charged as “Ordinance” and “Criminal Law” and other relevant laws and regulations by the Republic of China.

Wu Xiangyang also some VPN member account password written to the hardware router, making the modified router can log in directly to the VPN, to achieve the ability to listen to foreign websites audio and video programs.

According to 365jia, Wu Xiangyang used Chinese online shopping website “Taobao” for shopping website for to set up shop and VPN services website  “Where Dog VPN” was used for general user rental or sales of VPN software, VPN router hardware, trading thousands of times.

Also Read Edward Snowden Privacy Protection app turns your Android phone Into A Security System

He earned about more than 50 million illegally through this VPN service. china doesn’t block VPN Service but VPN service providers need to get official permission from Government.


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