Aseo, the online platform that lets sellers sell handmade jewelry and other goods, has shut down on Monday.
“Our team is hard at work making sure our website is available and responsive to your needs, and we hope to be back in business soon,” the company said in a statement.
The platform’s shutdown means that buyers can no longer view its inventory, but will instead see a banner saying “No more listings” and an option to buy from another seller.
Sellers who bought items before the platform shutdown will still be able to view their listings, but they will not be able use the platform’s built-in shopping cart, as sellers are not allowed to accept payment.
Aseo said it was closing down because of the threat of “attacks” from counterfeiters and hackers.
It was unclear how many listings were affected by the shutdown.
Aseos inventory was at more than 2,000,000 items when the platform shut down.
The platform had previously been a popular platform for sellers who wanted to sell items they had made themselves.
The platform was shut down last month after a security researcher, who goes by the name “Seth Rucker,” claimed to have been able to steal information from the platform.
Anita Gupta, a business development manager for the platform, told The Hindu on Monday that the company had been working on ways to make the platform more secure.
“We have implemented multiple security measures including more sophisticated security, as well as additional tools that can be installed to help our users get their data back,” she said.
She added that the platform had not seen any significant disruptions since the shutdown, although she could not say how many of its listings had been deleted.