Chinese tech company One Plus is once again embroiled in a data breach. However, this work was not done by any hackers but by the company itself. The company has mistakenly leaked the email IDs of several users.
The company has sent bulk emails to some users for one of its research. There is no offense in this, but the company has created this problem by attaching the email to ‘To’ instead of the ‘BCC’ section. The number is in the thousands, according to a report from tech firm Android Police.
The company’s old relationship with Data Breach
The company faced a security challenge last month. The company’s out-of-warranty repair and advance exchanging invoice system leaked information including name, phone number, email address, IMEI number, and address.
This shortcoming, however, affected American consumers. The company corrected the defect as soon as it was reported. The current data breach can be said to be small compared to this data breach. However, with frequent data breach incidents, questions are now being raised about the company’s security.
In the year 2018, credit card details of 40 thousand customers were stolen
The company admitted in 2018 that the credit card information of about 40,000 customers had been stolen. The malicious code on the payment page of the company’s website was responsible for this. The company at the time asked its customers to keep an eye on bank statements.
The system was hacked in November 2019
The company was hacked last year. It stole data including customer names, email ids and shipping addresses. However, the company clarified that the payment data and password were not accessed or leaked by a third party.