Dell has Announced a Potential Breach on their Website

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  • Dell has announced a data breach on their website which took place on November 9
  • The company said that hackers tried to extract customer information such as names, email addresses and hashed passwords.
  • Dell was able to restrict the impact of the breach by detecting the intrusion on the same day and take appropriate security measures.
  • The company has advised all customers to reset their password.

On Wednesday, American multinational computer technology company Dell has announced a Security breach on their website.

The company detected suspicious activity on its network on November 9 attempting to steal customer information such as names, email addresses and hashed passwords.

“Dell is announcing that on November 9, 2018, it detected and disrupted unauthorized activity on its network attempting to extract Dell.com customer information, which was limited to names, email addresses and hashed passwords.” said in the statement released by the company.

The company said that in the initial investigation they did not find any evidence that hackers were able to extract any information.

The company also confirmed Credit card and other sensitive customer information were not targeted in the security breach and the incident did not impact any dell products or services.

Dell was able to limit the impact of the breach because the security team were able to detect suspicious activity on the same day and take appropriate security measures.

The company did not disclose more details such as the number of customers were affected or how the hackers breached their network.

Dell has notified all dell.com customers to reset their password and also change passwords for other accounts if they use the same password.

The company said that it has notified law and enforcement agencies about the data breach and also hired digital forensics firm to conduct an independent investigation.

“Upon detection of the attempted extraction, Dell immediately implemented countermeasures and initiated an investigation. Dell also retained a digital forensics firm to conduct an independent investigation and has engaged law enforcement.”

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