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Less than a month into the new year and a tech giant has already been targeted to be hacked. In this case, it was OnePlus. Their website was “hacked”, where customer payment details were being stolen after buying OnePlus goods from the store. After receiving news of the fraudulent activity, OnePlus has disabled the credit card payment method “as a precaution”, but will still be making sales through PayPal. They are now on the hunt for “alternative secure payment” options.

OnePlus received news of this activity after users posted a poll on the OnePlus’ forums. On the poll, it was found that 174 others had also experienced this sort of activity. An unknown customer reported that he was alerted by his bank of an unauthorized purchase at Walmart worth $790 after he purchased a OnePlus 5T.

After receiving the shocking news, the company has shared security protocols in use to safeguard user payment information, one of which, is the obvious – encrypted connection. However, security team Fidus searched the website and found there was a small window “in which malicious code is able to steal credit card details before the data is encrypted.”

The way forward in this situation is to revise the website for any further loopholes in security, and that is where OnePlus are headed. The tech giant has proposed for any victims to get in contact with their bank for a refund. Guess they really do “Never Settle.”

So what do you think of this situation? Have OnePlus made the right move, or should they have done more in the first place to prevent this? Let us know down in the comment section below or on our social media pages!

Source: | No Source Given |

Via: | The Verge |

Image Credit: | xda-developers.com | – |  Softonic |

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