Sephora is addressing a data breach affecting some customers who shopped online in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Australia, and New Zealand. The incident reportedly took place within the last two weeks, reports confirm.
The company has contacted those affected by the incident, which has reportedly exposed data including the first and last names, birthdate, gender, email address, encrypted password, and personal beauty preferences of customers to unauthorized third parties. Officials say no credit card numbers were compromised and they have not found victims' data has been misused. Investigators have not found a "major vulnerability" on Sephora's Southeast Asia websites.
As a precaution, Sephora has cancelled all current customer account passwords and reviewed its security system. It's also offering a personal data monitoring service free of charge to those affected, wrote Alia Gogi, Sephora's managing director for SEA, in an email to victims. Shoppers are urged to change their passwords, if they haven't yet, and register for the service by Nov. 31.
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