Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba’s delivery arm: Xinhua

Meg Shen reports:

Chinese police on Friday arrested 21 suspects in connection with the theft of customer information from Alibaba Group Holding’s logistics affiliate Cainiao Network, state news agency Xinhua reported.

More than 10 million pieces of client data — including user names, phone numbers and parcel tracking numbers — were stolen from Cainiao, which provides logistics support to Alibaba’s Taobao e-commerce platform, the report said.

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