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Fury over data breaches: Not if, but when

  • Daniar Supriyadi and Cintya Shifwah S

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Jakarta   /   Thu, June 18, 2020   /  10:02 am
Fury over data breaches: Not if, but when A breach renders users vulnerable to data theft and produces costs. (Shutterstock/-)

Indonesian online marketplaces have been on a road of fury in confronting alleged data breaches. One admitted that a security breach occurred but claimed personal data was safe and asked customers not to worry excessively. Even so, the customers were advised to immediately change their access passwords, activate one-time password or multi-factor authentication features and maintain their trust in the platform’s assurance to protect customer data. Another platform reportedly denied a claimed user data breach (The Jakarta Post, May 8, 2020). Recently, another online marketplace was exposed for a data breach through a cyberattack in which the offender hacked the computer system for storing customer data, including personal data (email, name, hashed password), and publishing the content in a dark web forum in exchange for US$5,000 for the whole database containing 15 million user...

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