Alibaba-owned Lazada Suffers Data Breach of 1.1 million Accounts

Data Breach

South-east Asian e-commerce firm Lazada reports personal information including addresses and partial credit card numbers from 1.1 million accounts hacked, a significant breach in the city-state of 5.7 million.

The firm immediately moved to block access to the database and reported its current customer data being unaffected.  The information taken from a database of its grocery arm RedMart was more than 18 months old. The user information that was illegally obtained includes names, phone numbers, email and mailing addresses, encrypted passwords, and partial credit card numbers.

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The company has reported the incident to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission, which administers the city’s personal data protection act.

Source: reuters