Major leak 'exposes' members and 'lifts the lid' on the Chinese Communist Party
The leak is a significant security breach likely to embarrass Xi Jinping. "It is also going to embarrass some global companies who appear to have no plan in place to protect their intellectual property from theft. From economic espionage," she said. Ms Markson said the data was extracted from a Shanghai server by Chinese dissidents, whistleblowers, in April 2016, who have been using it for counter-intelligence purposes.