OnePlus gets hacked, customers' personal information siphoned

OnePlus gets hacked, customers' personal information siphoned
It's been one day since T-Mobile confirmed its customer database has been breached and now another tech company announced it's been hacked, probably using the same method. OnePlus published a “security notification” on the official forum admitting that its customer database has been accessed by an unauthorized party.

The Chinese company claims that all payment information, passwords, and accounts are safe, but certain users' names, contact numbers, emails, and shipping addresses may have been exposed. Maybe it's just a coincidence that the attack was reported just one day after T-Mobile's, but it even weirder that intruders accessed the same section of OnePlus' customer database, the one that contains less sensitive information, as in T-Mobile's case.

Anyway, OnePlus announced that its engineers took immediate steps to stop the attack and tighten the security. The handset maker also confirmed that it informed all impacted users via email before making the incident public.

OnePlus will continue to investigate the incident with the relevant authorities in the coming weeks and months, but there's no guarantee that the perpetrators will be caught.

If you've been affected by the data breach, you don't have to do anything, just bear in mind that you may receive spam and phishing emails as a result of the incident.

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9 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7573; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's just it, OnePlus's versions of Android, is their own version of Android called Oxygen OS.

4. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Chinese companies are obliged to give their company's confidential infos to the chinese govt to operate. Primary suspect should be their own government employing underground hackers. No surprise because oxygen os is becoming more western-friendly and tight from govt. eyes.

5. GodKnowsAll

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Lol It is still android phone. google sends all its data to NSA Hope you know that.If not i suggest two films Citizenfour And snowden

6. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

This has nothing to do with the phones. Their shop/official website customer database was hacked.

7. Elvis358

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Yaiks... And people laughed when apple had similar problem.

9. IT-Engineer

Posts: 577; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Nope, people laughed because apple said what happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone, directly saying that they are unhackable and your information will not be sold, and both cases proved to be wrong. OnePlus and other android manufacturers never made such claims.

11. Shubham412302

Posts: 590; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The only personel data they have is email ID and Name.

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