Earnings of Chinese Hackers Targeting Online Games

In a translated account published in Tech in Asia, the operations and financial earnings of a hacking group in China that targets online games was broken down. The group targets online games in China due to its low levels of security. Due to the costs to harden its servers, game developers in China choose not… Continue reading Earnings of Chinese Hackers Targeting Online Games

Kidney Prices in Vietnam

Security officers broke up an organ trafficking ring that was bringing people from Vietnam to China in order to conduct kidney transplant surgeries. Police in Vietnam found that 8 people sold their kidneys for money, with 2 of them being taken to China in order to obtain the surgery. 5 of the people were siblings.… Continue reading Kidney Prices in Vietnam

Number of Organs Bought by Saudis on the Black Market

According to the director of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplants, over 400 people from Saudi Arabia are believed to have bought organs from organ trafficking markets between 2012 and 2013. There were 190 incidents of organs bought by Saudis in 2012, and 220 cases of organs being bough from black markets in China, Egypt… Continue reading Number of Organs Bought by Saudis on the Black Market

Price of Pangolin Scales For Sale

A report released by China’s Public Security Bureau for Forests and the University of Oxford found that the average price for a kilogram of pangolin scales is available for sale for $600. The price of a kilo of pangolin scales for sale in 2013 was twice the amount that a kilogram of scales were sold… Continue reading Price of Pangolin Scales For Sale

Knights Templar Revenue from Illegal Mining

Security services in Mexico state that the organized crime group Knights Templar have made millions of dollars in the state of Michoacan by extorting local mines. The group, which primarily makes its money from drug trafficking, forces local mine operators to pay between $4 to $7 per tonne of minerals that is extracted in the… Continue reading Knights Templar Revenue from Illegal Mining

Prices in the Red Light District of Dongguan, China

A report in the New York Times highlighted the sex industry of Dongguan, China. The red light distict in Dongguan is considered to be one of the most developed sex trade areas in all of China. However, in February and March 2014, Chinese security services have begun to crack down on the sex trade in… Continue reading Prices in the Red Light District of Dongguan, China

Drug Smuggling at Narita Airport

In 2013, criminal justice agencies at Narita International Airport in Japan seized 270 kilograms of illegal drugs. The amount of drugs seized was the highest amount recorded since the airport opened in 1978. The illegal drugs were seized in 82 cases of drug smuggling. In 12 of the cases, the drugs were being smuggled into… Continue reading Drug Smuggling at Narita Airport

Prostitutes in Dongguan, China

China Central Television (CCTV) conducted a hidden camera investigation into prostitutes operating out of high class hotels and karaoke bars in the city of Dongguan. The news program had hotel staff workers bring prospective customers into ballrooms where prostitutes available for sale would be displayed. In some hotels, the news reporters were brought to rooms… Continue reading Prostitutes in Dongguan, China

Fake and Counterfeit Mobile Phones Sold Around the World

A report by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum reported that 125 million substandard and counterfeit mobile phones were sold around the world in 2011. In 2012, the number of counterfeit phones sold increased to 148 million units. The estimated amount for 2013 was projected to be 1.86 million units. Thus, up to 8 percent of all… Continue reading Fake and Counterfeit Mobile Phones Sold Around the World