Alibaba Caught ‘Stealing’ Indian Users’ Data; Indian Govt Will Investigate Alibaba Now
As per reports, around 72 Ali-Baba operated cloud data servers based in India are allegedly sending Indian user’s data to China.
Read on to find out more…
How Is The Data Getting Leaked?
The Chinese authorities have a strategic plan in place that operates on exhibiting the value proposition to businesses.
These data servers likely offer free trial periods for a time period to the businesses in a bid to trap them in, top intelligence sources told News 18.
During the limited free trial period, the servers send all forms of data to the remote servers located in China.
According to the intelligence officials, Alibaba’s cloud data servers offer services at a significantly cheaper rate than European servers which indicates their popularity in the Indian market.
Alibaba is backing many Indian startups with a huge share in Paytm.
Amidst the India-China border tensions, the Chinese government with links to private surveillance agencies is trying to strengthen its position by engaging in passive cyber warfare tactics.
The Government is looking into launching a ‘massive probe’ to investigate the Chinese spying activity, said the intelligence officials.
Indian Express report dated September 15 suggested China’s cyber tactics as a part of its hybrid warfare against India.
Recently, India was engaged in banning over 200 apps with links to China. It will be interesting to see how India tightens its data privacy laws to reduce the threat imposed by China in the country.