Personal details of nearly 5.9 million customers of hotel booking site RedDoorz leaked in Singapore – The New Indian Express

By PTI

SINGAPORE: In Singapore’s biggest data breach, the personal information of nearly 5.9 million Singaporean and South Asian customers of a hotel booking site was leaked, according to a media report on Monday.

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has imposed a fine of SGD 74,000 on Commeasure, a local company that operates the RedDoorz website.

However, the amount is far less than the combined fine of SGD 1 million imposed on SingHealth and Integrated Health Information Systems for the 2018 data breach that affected 1.5 million people, the report reported. The Straits Times newspaper.

According to PDPC, the amount of the fine was finalized taking into account the difficulties of the hotel sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In deciding on the amount of the financial penalty to be imposed, we also considered that the organization, which operates in the hospitality sector, had been seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the PDPC said in its statement. judgment rendered last Thursday.

“This is the biggest data breach that has occurred since the Personal Data Protection Act came into force,” he said.

Commeasure discovered the breach on September 19 last year after a US cybersecurity firm alerted the company.

RedDoorz said most of the compromised data came from the booking platform’s biggest market, Indonesia.

The company’s customers are all from Southeast Asia.

It is understood that around 9,000 of those affected are from Singapore.

The compromised data included the customers’ name, contact number, email address, date of birth, encrypted password to their RedDoorz account, and booking information.

The hackers did not access or download the masked credit card numbers of customers.

The stolen data was offered for sale on a hacker forum before being deleted, according to the Singapore Business Times report last year.

Commeasure notified affected customers of the data breach on September 26 last year and advised them to change their RedDoorz account passwords.

The PDPC was notified on September 25.

SINGAPORE: In Singapore’s biggest data breach, the personal information of nearly 5.9 million Singaporean and South Asian customers of a hotel booking site was leaked, according to a media report on Monday. The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has imposed a fine of SGD 74,000 on Commeasure, a local company that operates the RedDoorz website. However, the amount is far less than the combined fine of SGD 1 million imposed on SingHealth and Integrated Health Information Systems for the 2018 data breach that affected 1.5 million people, the report reported. The Straits Times newspaper. According to PDPC, the amount of the fine was finalized taking into account the difficulties of the hotel sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “In deciding on the amount of the financial penalty to be imposed, we also considered that the organization, which operates in the hospitality sector, had been seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the PDPC said in its statement. judgment rendered last Thursday. “This is the biggest data breach that has occurred since the Personal Data Protection Act came into effect,” he said. Commeasure discovered the breach on September 19 last year after a US cybersecurity firm alerted the company. RedDoorz said most of the compromised data came from the booking platform’s biggest market, Indonesia. The company’s customers are all from Southeast Asia. It is understood that around 9,000 of those affected are from Singapore. The compromised data included the customers’ name, contact number, email address, date of birth, encrypted password to their RedDoorz account, and booking information. The hackers did not access or download the masked credit card numbers of customers. The stolen data was offered for sale on a hacker forum before being deleted, according to the Singapore Business Times report last year. Commeasure notified affected customers of the data breach on September 26 last year and advised them to change their RedDoorz account passwords. The PDPC was notified on September 25.

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