Alibaba Cloud Suspended In China Due To Failure In Reporting Log4j Flaw

Share post:

Chinese media reports say Alibaba Cloud is facing a backlash from Chinese regulators after the Chinese retail giant reported the Log4J vulnerability to Apache before the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Chen Zhaojun, a security engineer at Alibaba Cloud, was identified by Bloomberg News as the first person to discover the Log4J vulnerability and report it to Apache. Zhaojun reported it to Apache on November 24, and a third person reported it to the MIIT on December 9.

In recent months, the Chinese government has introduced stricter rules to better manage cybersecurity and privacy, passed several laws, and strongly warned large companies about the need to protect data shared outside the mainland.

Alibaba has been fined a whopping 18.2 billion yuan, and 33 other mobile apps have been heavily criticized by the Chinese government for their data collection practices. Didi and Tencent are among the other prominent companies under intense scrutiny in China.

For more information, read the original story in ZDNet. 

Featured Tech Jobs

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Silicon Valley tech founder sentenced to prison for fraud

In a significant shake-up in Silicon Valley, Manish Lachwani, co-founder and former CEO of the mobile app-testing company...

Google Play introduces new biometric verification with a user warning

Google has recently announced updates to the biometric verification process for Google Play purchases, aiming to bolster security...

AI surpasses human benchmarks in most areas: Stanford report

Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has published the seventh annual issue of its AI Index...

AI hallucinations ended in a year? Hashtag Trending, Monday April 22, 2024

Capital Gains tax in Canada gets criticized by tech sector.  Amazon drops 100,000 jobs while vastly increasing its...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways