OnePlus online Store Hacked: In yet another data breach, Chinese handset maker OnePlus online store has been hit by hackers where an “unauthorized party” accessed some customers’ personal information. The company informed its users on Friday that all payment information, passwords, and accounts are safe but the name, contact number, email, and shipping address in certain orders may have been exposed. OnePlus, however, did not disclose how many users in which parts of the world were affected by the data breach on its website.
“We want to update you that we have discovered that some of our users’ order information was accessed by an unauthorized party,” Ziv C, Staff Member, Security Team, OnePlus, wrote in the company forum. OnePlus suffered a similar security breach in January last year when hackers gained access to the data of nearly 40,000 users.
According to the smartphone player, the hacker’s entry point this time was a loophole on its website but did not provide any additional details. Users who were hit by the breach may receive spam and phishing emails as a result of this incident. “Before making this public, we informed our impacted users by email. Right now, we are working with the relevant authorities to further investigate this incident,” added Ziv.