Thursday, 11 December 2014
Security Flaws Discovered on Alibaba’s Marketplace
The flaws on the website were discovered in AliExpress, a marketplace that helps Chinese sellers market goods to overseas customers in Russia, Brazil and the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reports.
Israeli researchers from the security firm AppSec Labs said weaknesses in the site could have allowed attackers to take over merchant shops and change prices, alter shipment details and shut down the shop. Customers’ shipping addresses were also exposed. Credit card details, however, were not vulnerable.
Alibaba said it resolved the security vulnerability quickly and that no user data was exposed.