RedMart security breach should come as no surprise, highlights importance of integration plan


That Lazada’s online grocery platform RedMart has suffered a serious data breach this week should come as no surprise, especially since it has made several public missteps after folding the app into its own e-commerce app more than a year ago. The security oversight underscores the importance of putting in place a proper integration strategy when companies merge and one that should continue to be reviewed even after the transition is complete.

News broke late-Friday that the data of 1.1 million RedMart accounts had been compromised, after an individual claimed to have access to a database containing their personal information including names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, encrypted passwords, and partial credit card numbers.

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