Indonesia's largest e-commerce platform probes alleged data leak hinh anh 1Tokopedia, Indonesia's largest e-commerce platform, says it is investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users have been leaked online. (Photo: asia.nikkei.com)

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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.

The platform has found that there had been an attempt to steal data from Tokopedia users, a spokesman of the company said in a statement on May 2.

However, Tokopedia ensured that crucial information such as passwords remains successfully protected behind encryption, the statement said, adding that at this moment, the company continued to investigate further into this matter and there was no additional information that it can share.

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

According to the screenshots, which show names, emails and birthdays of the users, the hacker alleged he or she was possessing a much bigger user database and asked for assistance to "crack" users' passwords.

Under the Breach, which monitors cyber crime, said on May 3 the hacker had updated the post to offer the details of 91 million users for 5,000 USD on the Darknet. The firm shared a screenshot of the hacker's proposed offer posted online.

Backed by 2 billion USD in funding from investors including SoftBank Group Corp's Vision Fund and Alibaba, Tokopedia, whose founder and CEO William Tanuwijaya is one of the country's most prominent tech entrepreneurs, claims more than 90 million monthly active users./.
VNA