Multinational computer technology company disclosed Wednesday that its online electronics marketplace experienced a “cybersecurity incident” earlier this month when an unknown group of hackers infiltrated its internal network.
On November 9, Dell detected and disrupted unauthorized activity on its network attempting to steal customer information, including their names, email addresses and hashed passwords.
According to the company, the initial investigation found no conclusive evidence that the hackers succeeded to extract any information, but as a countermeasure, they have reset passwords for all accounts on Dell.com website whether the data had been stolen or not.
They did not share any information on how hackers managed to infiltrate its network at the first place or how many user accounts were affected, but the company did confirm that payment information and Social Security numbers were not targeted.
You are affected if you have ever created an account on their website to purchase any of their products or to access the online support.
“Upon detection of the attempted extraction, Dell immediately implemented countermeasures and initiated an investigation. They also retained a digital forensics firm to conduct an independent investigation and has engaged law enforcement,” the company said.
We will keep you updated, once there is more information from DELL.