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Africa’s largest online retailers hit by cyber attacks



An African digital marketplace hit by attacks has become the largest retailer on the continent, with more than 400 million customers.

News24 reports that Africraft Store, which operates on the popular e-commerce platform Zomato, was hacked in the early hours of Friday morning.

The hack, which affected customers of the online shopping giant Zomat and retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The store has more than 1,000 stores across Africa, with a presence in 24 countries.

According to the report, the hackers gained access to a server used to store information about the customers.

They also gained access by breaching the Zomaton’s customer database, which is a “keystone” for the site, and obtained credit card information.

“We’ve been working with the company to restore services as quickly as possible,” Africampet owner, Mohamed Mohamed, told the report.

“We’ve had a lot of customers who are impacted, so we’re still working to get back to them.”

The site is still experiencing issues, with some customers reporting issues with payment cards.

It is unclear how long the attack will last, and the online retailer is still unable to contact customers affected.

AfricraftStore, which has been around for two years, has been the victim of several cyberattacks in recent years.

In 2016, hackers reportedly breached the site of a leading African e-tailer.

In 2014, hackers broke into Africabricks, a leading online retailer in the region, causing a $300m loss.

In February, a similar attack at another major online retailer, Tindr, was also reported.

Both incidents resulted in a huge online retailer shutdown, which was ultimately caused by a massive ransom demand from the hackers.

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