E-commerce platform Lazada confirmed that about 1.1 million user account information of its online supermarket RedMart was stolen. Besides that, the thief was also found peddling this personal information on online forums. Including some of the customer’s credit card numbers and account passwords.
Moreover, Lazada will also ask them to change the account login password.
In response to the Lianhe Zaobao’s inquiry, a Lazada spokesperson said that the network security personnel found an omission in the Redmart database yesterday and was hacked. However, the spokesperson pointed out that the information stored on the third-party supply platform is out of date and the last update was in March last year.
“In addition, in order to avoid customer questions, we want to show that Lazada’s existing customer information is not affected. We attach great importance to protecting customer information and privacy, and will take quick action to solve the problem.”
Moreover, Lazada said that after discovering a network security breach, it has prevented the RedMart database from being intruded without authorization. The spokesperson confirmed that the illegally downloaded information included the names, emails, addresses, encrypted passwords, and some credit card numbers of RedMart users.
According to Lianhe Zaobao, information stealers recently claimed on an online forum that they can sell the personal information of users of e-commerce platforms around the world. Moreover, this was including information from RedMart and users of another Singapore reservation website.
According to the latest research results of the third-party institution Alvara Research Center, Lazada is the number one e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia. Also, the most popular shopping platform for local millennials in Indonesia.
Besides, Lazada Group has become Alibaba Group’s flagship e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia since 2016.
Moreover, on August 19, 2020, Lazada and Tmall jointly released the “New Domestic Products Exporting Program” to establish a fast entry channel for Tmall brands entering LazMall, shortening the entry period from one month to one week.
More information about:
- Three died in the attack in France church
- Zhong Hanlin accused of secession and other crimes
- Halting COVID-19 will take hard work, as Trump stumps non-stop – Biden