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Aug 21, 2018 06:54 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

Up to 3 Billion Pieces of User Data Stolen From Nearly 100 Tech Companies

A group of Chinese companies hijacked the user data from the country’s major state-owned mobile carriers. Photo: VCG
A group of Chinese companies hijacked the user data from the country’s major state-owned mobile carriers. Photo: VCG

* Third-party developer placed malicious software into carriers’ servers, giving it access to tech companies’ information

* Several executives of the developer have since been arrested and charged in the case

(Beijing) — A group of Chinese companies stole up to 3 billion pieces of user data from 96 tech companies — including e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. — in the country’s latest case of privacy violations.

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