On January 3rd 2019, a hacker going by the name of “Take Down Root” announced the hack of Asaan, a high end online shopping web portal. While the hackers did not publicly disclose all of the information obtained to the public, they did release a sample of between 295-300 emails compromised by the breach through Pastebin to serve as proof of the hack. They also released several screen shots of the hack and databases breached as they browsed through them, posted to their Minds.com account.
For those of you unfamiliar with the web service, as was explained by the hackers themselves, “Assan is an online social shopping network that enables shoppers to discover and buy the best products in United States, United Kingdom, India, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia curated by a community with great taste.” All told, approximately 9.9 Gigabytes of data was stolen across 10 databases hosted by Amazon Web Services in Ashburn, Virginia, exposing the identification numbers, email addresses and passwords of more than 10 million customers – presumably granting the hackers access to their order histories, shipping addressees and payment information as well.
At the time of this article January 7th 2019, Rogue Media Labs has been unable to make contact with the Take Down Root for comment on the matter.
Server IP Address: 188.8.131.52
Data Leak: https://pastebin.com/27en6Frz
Screen Shots from Hacked Databases: