Data violations are so widespread nowadays that people have begun neglecting the records. However, some crucial violations grab everyone’s notice. OnePlus’ recent data breach is such an occurrence that disturbed a lot of people.
According to the Economic Times, India’s cybersecurity business, CERT-In, published an advisory for OnePlus clients in India urging them to alter their account passwords. The advisory declared that less than 3000 Indian OnePlus users were harmed during this break.
The cybersecurity agency said, “The kind of data given such as name, address, email can be used to serve as a victim and gain access to other accounts. Even though OnePlus has said that password data was not obtained, users still urged to replace their passwords with a strong password.”
The report further stated that the users might get spam and phishing emails in the following days. It has also advised users not to open attachments and recommended not to click on any URL links included in these emails.
This is not the first point when we hear about a data breach as the company had suffered a data security breach in 2018 as well, where over 40,000 customers were harmed.