Cn: Dangdang Freezes Accounts After Hacking Incident

DangDang, a Chinese e-commerce firm that had confirmed a breach in December 2011, is now freezing accounts. Citing the Beijing Daily, reports that the firm shut down all account activity from March 19-22 to give users time to change their account names and passwords following “the incidents.”

Dangdang said during an investigation to check the security of client information, it discovered that many clients used the same usernames and passwords on different websites. It suggested that hackers might have obtained the account information from the recent massive customer information leak at the Chinese Software Development Net (CSDN), an IT technician community website.


The People’s Daily reports that the account freezes were due to 100 customers’ recently reporting that their account balances had been stolen.

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