Ali­pay apolo­gies for data leak

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Ali­pay, China’s largest third­party pay­ment plat­form, has apol­o­gized for a leak of in­for­ma­tion about cus­tomers.

“The leaked data re­vealed only trans­ac­tion in­for­ma­tion be­fore 2010. They ex­cluded sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion such as user­names or pass­words, which were ci­phered through a so­phis­ti­cated method that is not avail­able to any­one,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by Ali­pay on Sun­day.

Ali­pay said it has no­ti­fied Chi­nese reg­u­la­tors and will keep the pub­lic in­formed about the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in a timely man­ner.

Ear­lier me­dia re­ports said po­lice have held a for­mer em­ployee of Ali­pay, who told them he down­loaded 20 gi­ga­bytes of per­sonal in­for­ma­tion in 2010 and his accomplices sold the in­for­ma­tion to oth­ers. (Photo 2)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.