Florist loses $24,000 to hackers on Shopify

Dozens of overseas merchants on popular Canadian e-commerce platform also affected

Ms Wendy Han, co-founder of online flower shop Floristique, said she discovered on Wednesday that hackers had entered its Shopify account and changed the shop's bank account details to their own. As a result, the sales proceeds went directly to the h
Ms Wendy Han, co-founder of online flower shop Floristique, said she discovered on Wednesday that hackers had entered its Shopify account and changed the shop's bank account details to their own. As a result, the sales proceeds went directly to the hackers' account instead. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

A florist here said her online shop, set up on popular e-commerce platform Shopify, was hacked last month, resulting in a loss of $24,000.

Checks by The Straits Times showed that dozens of other merchants around the world have had their accounts hacked as well. They posted about their experiences on online forums.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2019, with the headline 'Florist loses $24,000 to hackers on Shopify'. Subscribe