Tokopedia Suffers Data Breach: 91 Million Accounts Compromised

Indonesia’s largest e-commerce site, Tokopedia, is in investigation mode. This follows a data breach which exposed 91 million users.

Another day, another security incident. This time, it’s the biggest incident we’ve seen so far this month. This one affects Indonesia’s largest e-commerce site, Tokopedia. From Reuters:

Tokopedia, Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, said it was investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users had been leaked online.

“We found that there had been an attempt to steal data from Tokopedia users,” a spokesman for the company said in a statement late Saturday.

“However, Tokopedia ensures that crucial information such as passwords remains successfully protected behind encryption.”

“At this moment, we continue to investigate further into this matter and there is no additional information that we can share,” the statement added.

Data breach monitoring firm Under the Breach published a Twitter post on Saturday showing screenshots from an unnamed individual who claimed he had acquired the personal details of 15 million Tokopedia users during a March 2020 hack on the e-commerce site.

Under the Breach, which monitors cyber crime, said on Sunday the hacker had updated the post to offer the details of 91 million users for “$5,000 on the Darknet”. The firm shared a screenshot of the hacker’s proposed offer posted online.

May has, so far, gotten off to a rather eventful start. It started with the Webkinz data breach. That saw 23 million accounts compromised. Then, just yesterday, we reported on domain name giant GoDaddy suffering from a data breach. This affected SSH Access on Hosting. With this latest breach, we’re definitely seeing something of a security trifecta at this point. We can only wonder what the rest of the month has in store given how much we’ve already seen.

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