OnePlus discloses data breach for the second time

Yesterday, T-Mobile disclosed a security breach and today OnePlus disclosed a security breach. Today, Chinese tech giant OnePlus revealed a security breach that impacted users of its online store. According to an FAQ page published today, the company stated that it happened last week and was discovered right away.

According to the revealed information by the tech giant, hackers got access to past customer orders and as a result, information like customer names, contact numbers, emails, and shipping addresses got exposed. However, hackers could not gain access to passwords and financial details.

The company said they have taken “immediate steps to stop the intruder and reinforce security” to make sure that there are no more vulnerabilities.

OnePlus discloses data breach for the second time
OnePlus data breach

The company believes the hacker’s entry point was a vulnerability on its website. However, the company made no further comments on it. The company stated, “We’ve inspected our website thoroughly to ensure that there are no similar security flaws.”

Today, a member of the OnePlus security team said in a forum post “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.”

The company further stated that it is partnering with “a world-renowned security platform next month, and will launch an official bug bounty program by the end of December” so that this does not repeat again.

It should be noted that this is the second security breach in the smartphone vendor’s history. The last one happened back in January 2018. At that time, the hackers gained data of around 40,000 users.