Indonesia’s e-commerce giant Tokopedia encountered data breach

The Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia started investigation into an attempted hacking activity and unveiled that hacker has leaked those details of millions of its users online. Come across

In a late Saturday statement, company’s spokesman said that e-commerce site came to know about an attempt to of stealing data from millions of its users, but ensured that their critical information like passwords remained safe for being encrypted.

Tokopedia is carrying out further investigation into the matter to know the exact level of breach and have not any other information about the incident to share with at the moment, the statement said.

Under the Breach, a monitoring firm that keep an eye on data breaches around the world, on Saturday posted screenshots on Twitter showing an anonymous individual on darknet claiming to be holding the personal details of about 15 million Tokopedia users acquired during a this March hacking attempt on the e-commerce platform.

The screenshots, showing names, dates of birth and email addresses, disclosed that the hacker was contending that he or she has control over a much bigger chunk of user database and was asking for helping him or her cracking encrypted password of users.

The cyber crime monitoring and provider of data breach monitoring services company Under the Breach later on Sunday, sharing the actor’s proposed offer posted online, shared that the hacker updated the post offering data of 91 million users for an amount of $5,000.

Founded in 2009 by Indonesia’s well-known tech entrepreneur William Tanuwijaya who is also CEO of the company, Tokopedia has major investors like China’s Alibaba and Vision Fund of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp at back of it with an investment of about $2 billion and it also claimed to be having over 90 million monthly active users.

A spokesman of the company refused to say anything about what hacker has been claiming but told Reuters on Sunday that all transactions and payment system at the company’s end was secure.