Razer Data Breach Allows Scammers Access to Personal Information
Security researcher Bob Diachenko revealed that the gaming hardware manufacturing company Razer accidentally leaked the data of approximately 100,000 customers
According to Diachenko, one of Razer’s Elasticsearch servers has been misconfigured. As a result, information was exposed to the public and indexed by public search engines since August 18. The leaked information includes customers’ full names, emails, phone numbers, and shipping addresses.
Reports also said that Razer responded to Diachenko only after several weeks. By September 9, the company announced that they already fixed the misconfiguration. Furthermore, the company said that passwords and credit card information weren’t included in the data leak issue.
“We would like to thank you, sincerely apologize for the lapse, and have taken all necessary steps to fix the issue as well as to conduct a thorough review of our IT security and systems,” Razer told Diachenko. “We remain committed to ensuring the digital safety and security of all our customers.”
Beware of Suspicious Emails
Since the information leaked could be utilized by fraudulent individuals to launch phishing attempts, Diachenko reiterates to gamers to “be on the lookout for phishing attempts sent to their phone or email address.”
“Malicious emails or messages might encourage victims to click on links to fake login pages or download malware onto their device,” he said. “Razer customers could be at risk of fraud and targeted phishing attacks perpetrated by criminals who might have accessed the data.”
For customers with further concerns about the data leak, they can email Razer to DPO@razer.com.
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