Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta said the stolen data includes names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and transactions of customers who made purchases through Lazada, Facebook, Line, Shopee and other platforms in 2018.
The ministry contacted Lazada Thailand, who confirmed that the data was not leaked from its own system. Lazada said it is now investigating the source of the breach.
The DES minister has invited cyber experts from the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), the National Cybersecurity Commission and all e-commerce platforms for talks early next week on ways to prevent the hacking and leaking of consumer data.
Puttipong said the DES ministry prioritises the security of personal information and was coordinating with all relevant agencies in a bid to combat the rising threat from cybercriminals.
Published : November 20, 2020
By : The Nation