OnePlus accidentally leaked hundreds of customer email addresses
The Android Smartphone company has suffered a data leak with hundreds of customer email addresses getting exposed. The Chinese smartphone maker has suffered two security breaches within just a month, the last one resulting in sharing customer emails across a wide spectrum. Today’s news is a bit less serious, but given the company’s history, it’s indicative of a clear trend.
The company sent out a mass mailer for a research study to a select number of users. While there is no harm in sending emails, the problem began when the company chose to add the email ids in the ‘To’ section of the email instead of BCC. In a statement, OnePlus says some customer names, contact numbers, emails, and shipping addresses “may have been exposed,” but also that “all payment information, passwords and accounts are safe.”
According to Android Police, it is unclear what amount of email ids were leaked, but they mentioned that one of the users present on the list said that there were hundreds of emails leaked. OnePlus has had a history of data breaches and exposure. The company, in November 2019, confirmed a system breach, resulting in unauthorized access to certain order information. The security breach has exposed user data, including names, emails, shipping addresses, and contact numbers.
However, the company said that they have started to inform the affected users about the matter. The latest data leak is not as significant as the previous instances and more of negligence from the company. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.