Mo­bileChina’s top users ty­coons­fall dig deep for char­ity vic­tim to thieves

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS - By AMYHE in New York By amyhe@chi­nadai­lyusa.comMENG JING in Bei­jing mengjing@chi­

The top 100 Chi­nese phi­lan­thropists tend to do­nate theirA grow­ing­money to sin­gle num­ber causes, of In­ter­net­many linked thieves to are education, steal­ing money ac­cord­ing fromto a smart­phone­new re­port users,from es­pe­cial­lyHar­vard male Kennedy ones, through­School. mo­bile viruses, ac­cord­ingThe coun­try’sto a re­port rich­est is­sued on do­nated Mon­day.or pledged $3.8 bil­lion Pub­lished be­tween by Septem­berthe Ten­cent 2014 Re­searc­hand Au­gust In­sti­tute, 2015, the re­port do­nat­ing said for thatthe mostout partof 16.7to mil­lionone cause. new phone viruses it Only de­tected one— last Alibaba year, Group about 326,000Hold­ing wereLtd’s virus­esJack Ma that— can gave leadto fourto dif­fer­ent­the theft causes,of key per­son­al­while 71 per­cent in­for­ma­tionof the top on pay­ment100 donors ac­counts.gave to one cause. De­spite the rel­a­tively small “This pro­por­tion­may be of be­causethe pay­ment-re­lated donors of­ten mo­bi­le­give to viruses,causes 25.05in which mil­lion­they have phonea cer­tain users be­came ex­per­tise vic­tim­sor knowl­edge,of them thus last year, nar­row­ing ac­cord­ingthe rangeto the of re­port­sec­tors ti­tled ad­dressed,”In­ter­net Black­said Ed­ward In­dus­try Cun­ning­ham Re­search. in the re­port.

Mao“It may Sheng­bin,also be that deputyearly sec­re­tary-phases of gen­eral a phi­lan­throp­i­cof the in­sti­tute,sec­tor’s growth­said the can new be trend­char­ac­ter­ized in viruses by comes giv­ing amid that theis in­creased­shaped moreuse of by mo­bile per­sonal pay­ments ex­pe­ri­ence.”in China. Cun­ning­ham is the China Pe o p l e are us­ing pro­grams di­rec­tor for the smart­phones not only to Ash Cen­ter for Demo­cratic pay for on­line pur­chases, Gov­er­nance and In­no­va­tion, but also for bills, cab fares a re­search cen­ter at the Kennedy and even gro­ceries at con­ve­nience School. stores. Fifty-nine of the 100 “Many peo­ple haven’t donors sup­port education, got into the habit of be­ing and 57.5 per­cent of all their cau­tious when us­ing their do­na­tions went to that sec­tor, smart­phones be­cause the ac­cord­ing to the data. mo­bile pay­ments mar­ket

Bei­jing re­ceived a quar­ter of the 2015 education do­na­tions, has just startedand Chongqingto take off,” re­ceivedMao said. nearly a fifth.

ManyHe addedof the that donors not give ev­eryto this com­pany sec­tor in “be­cause China’s mo­bileof the pos­i­tive pay­ments role in­dus­try ed­u­ca­tion­al­has high op­por­tu­ni­ties­stan­dards of played In­ter­net in their se­cu­rity, own lives”, leav­ing said loop­holes­the re­port. for the “In­ter­viewsviruses. with such donors Male phone con­sis­tently users ap­pearhigh­lighted to be more such vul­ner­a­ble mo­ti­va­tions, than of­ten fe­males com­ple­ment­ed­when fac­ing by sucha fo­cus risks. Theon the re­port donor’ssaid aboutown chil­dren71 per­cent and fur­theringof those their who op­por­tu­ni­tie­sex­pe­ri­enced pay­ment ed­u­ca­tion­ally.” viruses China’slast year top were donors male. in­clude DalianLi Hong, Wanda se­nior Group di­rec­torCo Ltd’sof the Wang mo­bile Jian­lin pay­ments($48 mil­lion), and fi­nan­cial Jack risk Ma con­trol($20 mil­lion)unit at and In­ter­net ENN gi­ant Group Ten­cen­tCo Hold­ings,Ltd’s Wang said, Yusuo “It ($46 could mil­lion).be that wo­m­en­The av­er­ageare more do­na­tion cau­tious made­than men­was $8.2 when mil­lion.they re­ceive ques­tion­ableA­long with textsa or re­port quick named re­sponse China’s codes.” Most Gen­er­ous: Sixty-five Un­der­stand­ing per­cent of China’s those Phi­lan­throp­icwho had such viruses Land­scape, are the aged Ash be­tween Cen­ter 19 launchedand 35 an — in­ter­ac­tivethe main users web­si­teof the mo­bilethat tracks In­ter­net thein China. phil­an­thropic ac­tiv­i­tyThe topof China’sfive cities rich­est. with

The site will be up­dated the heav­i­est fi­nan­cial an­nu­ally, track­ing the big­gest losses re­sult­ing from the do­na­tions made ev­ery pay­ment viruses last year year. Cur­rently it com­piles were Bei­jing, Chongqing, data on Chi­nese do­na­tions Guangzhou and Shen­zhen within the coun­try, but the in Guang­dong prov­ince, and pro­ject will po­ten­tially Shang­hai. ex­pand to Chi­nese do­na­tions

The in­sti­tute said it is over­seas, Cun­ning­ham pos­si­ble to steal money said. from ac­counts on­line if key

The cen­ter had wanted to in­for­ma­tion is ob­tained ex­pand on the re­search such as the name, ID card al­ready be­ing done on China’s num­ber, bank card num­ber wealth­i­est by ex­am­in­ing and mo­bile phone num­ber more closely where they linked with a bank card. were giv­ing their money.

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