Chinese Smartphone maker OnePlus has made it official that data related to its consumers of the online store was hacked and accessed by unknown hackers almost two weeks ago. However, the Shenzhen based company has assured that payment information and passwords remain unaffected as the data was put on another server.
The company which is a subsidiary of OPPO Mobile Telecommunication brand is yet to reveal the exact number of affected users as the cyber incident is still under a probe.
What’s interesting in this cyber attack saga is that a similar cyberattack took place in Jan’18 and the company then revealed that more than 40,000 customers were affected by the incident which took place due to an induction of a malicious script into the OnePlus.net’s payment page making hacker’s access card details of the customers via the browser. The other highlight was that the company did not recognize the infiltration. It was the customers who alerted the smartphone maker after witnessing fraudulent transactions on their bank statements after using their respective cards on the online store of OnePlus.
Those affected by the latest incident will be informed on an official note via email by OnePlus by this weekend. And if you happen to be a customer of the said Chinese vendor and did not receive the email, then you can confirm that you were fortunate enough to escape the data breach.
Prima Facie launched by OnePlus says that customer names, contact numbers, emails, and shipping addresses were stolen in the incident. So, there is a high chance of the affected customers being infected by spam or phishing emails.