Chinese authorities summon Alibaba executives over data breach

Zack Marzouk reports:

Chinese authorities have reportedly called in Alibaba cloud executives for talks over the police database data breach that emerged at the start of July.

Alibaba is carrying out an investigation of its own into how the data breach of over a billion people happened, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The breach, one of the largest in history, saw the data taken from a Shanghai police database and was put online for sale for around $200,000 in late June.

Read more at IT Pro.

In related news, AFP reports:

Alibaba shares sank on Friday (July 15) after a report said the tech giant’s executives had been called in for meetings with Chinese officials over the theft of a vast police database.

Read more at Straits Times.

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