The Portuguese app store Aptoide is making international news for the worst reasons. According to ZDNet, personal data of 20 million users was shared in a "well-known hacker forum", exposing information such as addresses or birth dates. In the meantime, the company has already tried to ensure that it is "working to solve the problem", ensuring that the team is implementing enhanced security measures.
The data is part of a set of 39 million shared records, which the hacker claimed to have obtained through an attack earlier this month. The information, which the website had access to through a copy, contains information from users who registered in the application between July 21, 2016 and January 28, 2018.
In addition to some personal information, shared leaks also include technical information, such as account status or registration tokens on the platform.
The Portuguese Aptoide, which has more than 150 million users worldwide, reacted this Sunday to the news released last week. In a statement, the company guarantees that it is working with data center partners to understand how its database has been compromised.
The application store also clarifies that access to the platform was limited, which can cause changes in the service. Authentications, user reviews or comments, for example, are not possible until the company has a "clarification" about the situation.