Security News Dell warns of data breach, 49 million customers allegedly affected

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Dell is warning customers of a data breach after a threat actor claimed to have stolen information for approximately 49 million customers.

The computer maker began emailing data breach notifications to customers yesterday, stating that a Dell portal containing customer information related to purchases was breached.

"We are currently investigating an incident involving a Dell portal, which contains a database with limited types of customer information related to purchases from Dell," reads a Dell data breach notification shared with BleepingComputer.

"We believe there is not a significant risk to our customers given the type of information involved."

Dell states that the following information was accessed by the threat actor during the breach:
  • Name
  • Physical address
  • Dell hardware and order information, including service tag, item description, date of order, and related warranty information
The company stresses that the stolen information does not include financial or payment information, email addresses, or telephone numbers and that they are working with law enforcement and a third-party forensics firm to investigate the incident.
 
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If you, like me, have received an email from Dell that didn’t go directly to your spam folder, you might already know that the technology hardware giant has suffered a security breach. I highly recommend that all Dell customers check their spam for an email with the subject “An important message about your Dell information.” Here’s what is known so far.


The Dell Breach Notification Email​

An emailed data breach notification from Dell arrived in my inbox late on the evening of 9 May. It went straight into my email purgatory where messages that need a second look before being sent to the trash go. I always check this folder each morning, and there it was. Titled ‘An important message about your Dell information’ and commencing with a cheery hello, the email soon took a more worrisome tone. Once you get beyond the mandatory we take your privacy seriously stuff, the email hits hard with “We are currently investigating an incident involving a Dell portal, which contains a database with limited types of customer information related to purchases from Dell.”
 
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