Hackers acquired a database of 99 million user names and passwords from other sites, and found plenty that worked on Taobao too.
$9.3 billion transaction, 400,000,000 shipments, and growing.
The stockpile was set to be distributed across the country for sale in supermarkets and restaurants, and some of it might already have entered the food supply.
"What may seem futuristic to us may merely feel new and practical to others."
Taobao is the Chinese equivalent of Amazon or eBay, with a couple hundred million users all selling each other random knick-knacks and bootleg electronics. Thanks to its massive potential customer base, Taobao is huge: CrunchBase claims that the site...