Joining the list of an ever-increasing list of data breaches happening at global consumer brands, OnePlus has now said, that it is working to fix a breach that allowed for unauthorized access to user data. Most affected users are within India, considering it is the top selling brand in the country in ‘premium’ smartphone segment.
The Chinese smartphone maker however assured, that payments related data is secure and is unaffected by the breach. In a statement issued today, the company said “OnePlus has notified impacted users that we have discovered some of their order information was accessed by an unauthorised party. We took immediate steps to stop the intruder and reinforce security. Before making this public, we informed our impacted users by email”.
In a reply to Economic Times, OnePlus India General manager Vikas Agarwal said that the company is in the process of shifting data of its Indian users to Amazon Web Services’ India servers, from Singapore. This is largely in order to comply with Indian Government’s policy that has asked all brands to store data of their Indian users on locally located servers.
This is the second time since 2018 where One-Plus has been exposed to a data security breach. Last year, it confirmed over 40,000 customers had been affected by exposure of bank card details.