User Data of 20 Million Aptoide Users Leaked


Data breach is not uncommon nowadays. This time around a hacker has breached data of 20 million users of Aptoide, a third-party app store for Android devices. The data published on the hacking forum is a combination of the personal records of 39 million people, which have been obtained by the hacker following at the beginning of this month.

The information that has been disclosed has data on the users who have registered or used the Aptoide store app between 21 July 2016 and 28 January 2018. As per the hacker, another 19 million record of the users can be published in the future. The second round of victims will be the ones who have registered into the account in 2018. If this is going to be true, the second batch may be sold instead of openly shared with everyone.

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The data in question is termed as “identifiable personal information” and include details like the email ID of the users, the real name, date of birth, registration, password of the email ID, the registration IP address and the device data.

Other details also include technical information such as account status, access tokens, developer tokens and whether the account was from a super administrator.

The official website of Aptoide suggested that this app store based in Portugal can count on over 150 million users worldwide. If we recall the past, Google Play Store faced severe accusations from Aptoide due to playing incorrectly.