The breach comes at a time when e-commerce has become an essential need as people opt for online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. New sellers on Tokopedia, particularly in the personal health category, have seen a 250 percent surge, while business research and consultancy firm Inventure Indonesia categorizes e-commerce as one of the few sectors to benefit from social distancing. A recent data breach jeopardizing more than 15 million user accounts of Indonesian unicorn Tokopedia has exposed the vulnerability of personal data on digital platforms as Indonesians increasingly turn to e-commerce to meet their needs from home.The cybersecurity research collective Under the Breach told The Jakarta Post in an e-mail correspondence that large companies such as Tokopedia were at a disadvantage by having a lot of employees with access to the companies’ internal systems.“Hackers often use social engineering tactics to send phishing emails to employees, which in return allows them access to different systems inside the company,” the e-mail reads. Furthermore, big companies usually rely heavily on third party companies’ products that integrate with their systems, which means the third parties have access to the company’s internal and sensitive systems further exposing it to the risk of hacking.The collective first reported the massive data leak on its official Twitter page @underthebreach on May 2. It also revealed that data on 91 million Tokopedia users was allegedly being sold online for US$5,000. Communication & Information System Security Research Center (CISSReC) chairman Pratama Persadha said the incident would cause concern among consumers shopping in online marketplaces, especially those which held payment data such as credit and debit card information.“It’s possible that other e-commerce platforms have been hacked too,” he said referring to the 2015 Bukalapak data breach. “It’s just that Tokopedia’s hackers opted to publicize and sell the data to the public while others might have asked for money directly from the company.”Read also: Small businesses resort to online channels to survive pandemicThe Hacker-Powered Security Report 2019 published by bug bounty platform HackerOne suggests that data leaks among retail and e-commerce platforms are happening more frequently than is recognized as more than two-thirds of all retailers consider cybercrime their top security issue.Meanwhile, recent research by security firm Kaspersky shows that identifiable personal information such as name and age are the type of data most often targeted by cybercriminals. Once hit by a cyberattack, 29 percent of the targeted companies said that they had difficulties attracting new customers.Read also: Hacking against corporations surges as workers take computers homeInstitute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) said Tokopedia as a digital platform and data holder must notify its users, especially those whose data were breached, in accordance with Government Regulation (PP) No. 71/2019.Communication and Information Ministerial Regulation No. 20/2016 allows for a notification process of up to 14 days, whereas the personal data protection bill would require it to be done within three days.“Unfortunately, although [the data leak] happened a few days ago, there has still not been any written notification from the platform provider to its consumers as personal data owners,” ELSAM wrote in an official press statement.Indonesia has yet to have its own version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as deliberations have stalled since the government submitted the draft bill to the House of Representatives in January.Read also: Data protection bill: House, activists warn of abuse of powerTokopedia held a meeting on Monday with Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate and the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN), after which the minister said financial and user data were “safe”.“Tokopedia has explained that user accounts and financial data are safe. It was conveyed [during the meeting that Tokopedia’s] security system cannot be breached, although data relating to names, emails and telephone numbers may have partly been accessed by hackers,” Johnny said after the meeting. “Tokopedia is conducting an in-depth evaluation.”Tokopedia spokesperson Nuraini Razak stressed that users should change their passwords periodically to prevent further data breaches and phishing.Indonesia E-Commerce Association (idEA) chairman Ignatius Untung said that people should not be worried about using e-commerce sites as each platform would try to improve security regardless of whether a data breach has happened.He went on to say that every platform that has experienced data leakage must be regarded as a victim rather than the perpetrator as he believed no e-commerce platform would intentionally create a faulty security system so that data could be leaked.Read also: E-commerce dominates in 2019 with Tokopedia topping the list“It is unfortunate that the platform is often considered as the only party responsible in cases of a data breach,” he said. “While the hackers are often spared from scrutiny, even though they are the culprits.”The term “hacker” often has negative connotations associated with criminality. However, there has been a growing trend of good bug bounty hackers whose job it is to detect companies’ privacy gaps and report them to be fixed.“Bug bounties are getting more popular in the cybersecurity industry and they go hand-in-hand with penetration testing as a form of defense-in-depth solution,” said Singapore-based HackerOne hacker Samuel Eng.According to HackOne data, in the past year, the retail and e-commerce industry saw a 23 percent growth in hacker-powered security programs but it still only accounted for 4 percent of all hacker-powered security programs.Topics :
Mario Balotelli may have more critics than allies at the moment but he will run into two sympathetic opponents when Liverpool host Hull on Saturday. Pundits have lined up to question the Italian’s decision to trade jerseys with Real Madrid’s Pepe while 3-0 down in a crunch Champions League tie, with his own manager Brendan Rodgers seemingly unimpressed too. It is the latest in a litany of controversies to surround the player, whose reputation precedes him. But Bruce, who has vivid memories of one of the game’s most unique characters, Eric Cantona, from their time together at Manchester United, insists Rodgers must support his occasionally wayward asset to get the best from him. “From the outside looking in, it’s been a difficult start for him but you should always appreciate what you’re going to get (with Balotelli). You’ve got to understand that he’s going to be different,” said Bruce. “You have to weigh that up to start with and once you’ve brought him in you’ve got to bear with him. “He’s not everyone’s cup of tea but there’s no doubt about it, he’s got exceptional ability. “Cantona was supposed to be a troublemaker everywhere he went but once you bring a maverick in, you have to work with them. “When they’ve got that maverick in them, you have to handle them differently. They are not the norm. Tigers boss Steve Bruce and midfielder Tom Huddlestone both feel the Reds striker has been harshly judged on his return to English football. Balotelli’s output has not been what Brendan Rodgers hoped for from a player of his pedigree, one goal in 10 appearances hardly commensurate with his £16million price tag, but a half-time shirt swap has created even more controversy. “You make that decision as a manager the minute you bring them in.” Huddlestone, meanwhile, feels the shirt-swap incident has been overplayed. “Everything around him just seems to be blown out of all proportion,” said the 27-year-old. “Everyone just seems to jump on the bandwagon. I watched the game on Wednesday and you physically see Pepe ask him. “To a fellow professional he’s not going to say ‘no no, because we’re losing, I’m not going to swap shirts with you’. “It puts him in a difficult position and I don’t know what people expect him to do. “I felt for him, it’s not as if he sprinted after Pepe and asked for his shirt.” Indeed, while the practice may seem an alien one in English football it does not carry the same stigma on the continent – as Huddlestone found out earlier in his own career. Like Balotelli, he found himself losing heavily at half-time in a Champions League clash – Tottenham’s trip to Inter Milan in 2010. “I’ve been asked the same thing myself, to be fair. When we were 4-0 down at Inter Milan. “Maicon said it to me, coming down the tunnel. I was only 23 at the time, so I wasn’t going to say no. “I actually did swap shirts, I just made sure I hid it out of the sight of Harry Redknapp and everyone.” Despite standing up for Balotelli, Huddlestone admits his team-mates may not be so charitable if they get the chance to wind the combustible Italian up at Anfield. “It depends on how the game’s going, but I’m sure there are a few who will think about asking him to swap on Saturday,” he laughed. Press Association
MAINSTAY Gold Stars came up golden when they defeated Charity Extreme 2-1 in the final of the Essequibo/Pomeroon Football Association (EPFA) knockout tournament and in doing so, have earned the right to represent the EPFA in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super16 Cup 2019 which kicks off next weekend.Playing at the New Opportunity Corps ground on the Essequibo Coast, Mainstay drew first blood when Xavier Fernandez blasted the back of the net in the 10th minute. It was a lead that the lads from Mainstay held on to until the second half when Charity Extreme fired back to level things up.Stanley Holder was on target in the 49th minute for Charity. His goal injected new life into the match as both teams were now sensing that they had an equal chance of not only winning the match but going on to represent Essequibo in the GFF year-end tournament which promises lots of excitement.That slot would, however, be filled by the Mainstay Gold Stars side and they owe their victory to a well-crafted goal off the boot of Christopher Belfield who rocked the net in the 69th minute.Mainstay Gold Stars will now be stepping up their preparation game in order to be ready for their first test in the GFF Super16 Cup later this month.
Only two playoff spots for 2020, one in the AFC and one in the NFC, were open for the taking when the NFL’s final week of the regular season arrived. They were snagged by the Titans and Eagles hours before the 49ers beat the Seahawks on “Sunday Night Football” in incredible fashion to clinch the NFC West and complete the NFL playoff bracket for 2020.The final playoff standings based on the Week 17 results also bring a surprising postseason matchup in the AFC. The Patriots were upset by the Dolphins to close the regular season, and that loss, coupled with the Chiefs’ win over the Chargers, dropped New England to the No. 3 seed, out of position for a first-round bye. Now the Patriots have to play on wild-card weekend, when they will host the Titans. The Saints had a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed and/or a first-round bye in the playoffs entering Week 17, but even though they took care of their business against the Panthers, wins by the 49ers and Packers prevented a New Orleans jump. Now the Vikings will have to play their wild-card game in the Superdome.4. Philadelphia Eagles vs. 5. Seattle SeahawksThis will be a matchup of two relentless teams led by MVP-caliber quarterbacks, a formula for a dandy of a wild-card game even though the Eagles limped into the playoffs with their Week 17 win over the Giants. For all the injuries Philadelphia has dealt with this season, its playoff visitor is short on personnel at key positions, too. (SN Illustration) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d9/5/nfl-playoff-bracket-122919-ftr_18s8qw5w48zni1rvgnrljrc017.png?t=1427033207&w=500&quality=80 MORE NFL:Playoff picture analysis | 2020 NFL Draft orderSpeaking of teams entering the playoffs in an unfavorable position, because the Saints are stuck in the No. 3 seed despite their 13-3 record, the Vikings will have to play their wild-card game in New Orleans.Below is the full NFL playoff bracket for 2020, plus a quick overview of the wild-card matchups.NFL playoff bracket 2020 Who’s in the NFL playoffs 2020?Though the seeding in the NFC was not settled until the 49ers beat the Seahawks on Sunday night to close the regular season, the field of 12 playoff teams was determined earlier in Week 17 when the Eagles clinched the final playoff spot.With their win over the Texans in Week 17, the Titans earned the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC over the Steelers and Raiders, both of whom lost to close the season.Below is the full NFL playoff field for 2020.AFC standingsSeedTeamRecord1.Baltimore Ravens14-22.Kansas City Chiefs12-43.New England Patriots12-44.Houston Texans10-65.Buffalo Bills10-66.Tennessee Titans9-7Eliminated: Steelers (8-8), Raiders (7-9), Colts (7-7); Jets (7-9); Broncos (7-9); Browns (6-10); Jaguars (6-10); Chargers (5-11); Dolphins (5-11); Bengals (2-14)NFC standingsSeedTeamRecord1.San Francisco 49ers13-32.Green Bay Packers13-33.New Orleans Saints13-34.Philadelphia Eagles9-75.Seattle Seahawks11-56.Minnesota Vikings10-6Eliminated: Rams (9-7); Cowboys (8-8); Bears (8-8); Buccaneers (7-9); Falcons (7-9); Cardinals (5-10-1); Panthers (5-11); Giants (4-12); Lions (3-12-1); Redskins (3-13)AFC playoff matchups1. Baltimore Ravens (first-round bye)2. Kansas City Chiefs (first-round bye)3. New England Patriots vs. 6. Tennessee TitansNew England’s loss to the Miami in Week 17, coupled with Kansas City’s win over the Los Angeles Chargers, denied the Patriots the comfort of a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. They’ll play their wild-card game at home against the Titans, who sneaked into the playoffs with their Week 17 win over the Texans.4. Houston Texans vs. 5. Buffalo BillsHouston became locked into this seed before it even took the field against Tennessee in Week 17, and Buffalo has been locked into the No. 5 spot since Week 16. This should be a closely contested wild-card game in Houston, with Deshaun Watson facing the Bills’ stingy defense.NFC playoff matchups1. San Francisco 49ers (first-round bye)2. Green Bay Packers (first-round bye)3. New Orleans Saints vs. 6. Minnesota Vikings