Jakarta: Tokopedia CEO William Tanuwijaya wrote a message to users of the online shopping platform, explaining efforts taken by the company after the personal data of millions of users was leaked and traded on the dark Web.
"On May 2, 2020, we became aware of the data theft by an unauthorized third party regarding Tokopedia user information," Tanuwijaya said in the letter released on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
Shortly after learning about the breach, Tokopedia notified users, while launching an investigation and making sure the accounts and transactions on the platform remained safe, he wrote.
"We continue to ensure that passwords are encrypted with one-way encryption," Tanuwijaya said.
The online shop company also worked with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics and the National Cyber and Crypto Agency to investigate the case, he added.
As part of its internal investigation, Tokopedia appointed an independent cyber security agency to assist in the investigation and identification of steps that need to be taken to improve user data protection.
The e-commerce platform found the data leak in early May this year. A hacker claimed responsibility for the leak and later claimed to have data comprising names, email addresses, and hashed passwords of 15 million Tokopedia users.
The estimated number of affected users was greater: almost 91 million. (antara)