Alibaba Falls Victim to Chinese Web Crawler in Large Data Leak

Editor: Rebecca
Proof reading: Sherryok

A Chinese software developer collected more than 1.1 billion pieces of user data on Alibaba’s Taobao. The developer collected user IDs, mobile phone numbers and customer comments, a Chinese court verdict says. Alibaba says it proactively discovered the incident and is working with law enforcement to protect users. No user information was sold to a third party and no economic loss occurred, an Alibaba spokeswoman says. About 925 million people use Alibaba’s Chinese retail platforms at least once a month, according to the company.

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