Chinese police rap Walmart for cybersecurity loopholes - local media


Reporting by Sophie Yu and Brenda Goh; Editing by Himani Sarkar, Reuters

January 7, 2022


BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Chinese authorities rapped Walmart for allegedly violating cybersecurity laws, local media reported, the latest trouble for the U.S. retailer that is already a target of accusations in the country for supposedly stopping sales of products from Xinjiang.


Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen discovered 19 "vulnerabilities" in Walmart's (WMT.N) network system in late November and accused it of being slow to fix the loopholes, the China Quality News, backed by the country's market regulator, reported on Wednesday.


Walmart was ordered to make rectifications, the report said, without mentioning any fines or details of the vulnerabilities.


The retail giant and the Shenzhen police did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday.


This marks a fresh set of troubles in China for Walmart...


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