OnePlus smartphone user may need to worry about their data security as CERT-In, India’s cybersecurity agency, as issued an advisory related to a possible security breach.
Advisory said, ” It has been reported that OnePlus suffered a data breach recently. Data regarding users of OnePlus online stores such as contact numbers, names emails addresses, user order information and shipping address are reported to have been exposed.” It further added, ‘less than 3000 Indian customer orders were exposed.”
Agency has advised OnePlus users to charge OnePlus account password and avoid falling prey to spams messages and phishing emails.In its advisory, the agency said that OnePlus has clarified that no payment card, bank account details or password were breached and all affected users have been notified by email.
Recently, even WhatsApp Messenger hogged the limelight as a new security vulnerability has been discovered that allows hackers to steal personal information using a specially-crafted MP4 file. Once a user downloaded an MP4 file from the messaging application, hackers could execute a snooping attack. The vulnerability was discovered in both Android and iOS versions. The specially-crafted MP4 file triggers the remote code execution (REC) and denial of service (DoS) cyber-attack, reports GBHacker. This allows hackers to steal personal information of the user by deploying malware. It can also be used for snooping on users without their knowledge.