Online department store fined for failing to report data breach

Στον ιδιοκτήτη του διαδικτυακού πολυκαταστήματος Shein επιβλήθηκε πρόστιμο 1,9 εκατομμυρίων δολαρίων επειδή δεν ειδοποίησε 39 εκατομμύρια χρήστες πελάτες του για παραβίαση δεδομένων


To the company Zoetop Business Co Ltd from Hong Kong, which owns the online department store Shein, as well as the similar Romwe, was fined $1,9 million by a New York court for failing to disclose a data breach from 2018.

It should be noted that Shein supports the European Union market (and Greece), the American continent and England, with respective websites.

Shein, which was founded in China and recently moved its core assets to Singapore, has seen explosive growth during the pandemic as virus prevention pushed consumers to shop online. Its impressive affordability and huge clothing options have made it one of the fastest growing consumer internet platforms worldwide over the past two years.

In 2018, an attack was carried out against her that resulted in the theft of 39 million Shein account credentials, of which over 375.000 belonged to New York residents, according to a statement of the New York state attorney general this week

Μια έρευνα από το γραφείο του γενικού εισαγγελέα διαπίστωσε ότι η Zoetop επικοινώνησε μόνο με «ένα μικρό μέρος» των 39 εκατομμυρίων λογαριασμών που είχαν παραβιαστεί και για τη συντριπτική πλειονότητα των χρηστών που επηρεάστηκαν, η εταιρεία δεν τους ειδοποίησε ότι είχαν κλαπεί τα διαπιστευτήρια σύνδεσής τους.

The attorney general's office also concluded that Zoetop's public statements about the data breach were misleading. In one instance, the company falsely stated that only 6,42 million consumers were affected and that it was in the process of notifying all affected users.

If you've had an account there since 2018, you've probably been affected and it's a good idea to change your passwords. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns


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