Allekabels said that after the hacker intrusion on August 23, 2020, technical security has been increased to the maximum. The online store also claimed that a large number of customers did not disclose their passwords. Only the passwords of customers who registered before September 1, 2018 can be cracked. These are currently still encrypted.
RTL Nieuws reported yesterday that Allekabels had leaked the private data and passwords of millions of Dutch people. The stolen database was sold on hacker forums at the end of January, with prices starting from 15,000 euros.
In total, this involves 2.6 million unique email addresses, which are linked to names, residential addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords.
Allekabels has decided to immediately delete the passwords of certain customers.
In addition, the online store warned that in the future, customers may be contacted in incorrect ways, such as through phishing emails.
The company said in an email: “We are very shocked by this cyber hacker and will conduct an in-depth investigation of this matter and take all necessary measures.”