Sephora customers’ data breached, names, e-mail addresses and passwords exposed

Hariz Baharudin reports:

International beauty retailer Sephora has admitted to a breach of its online users’ data, affecting customers in Singapore as well as in other countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

On Monday (July 29) the popular makeup retailer, which has 12 stores in Singapore, issued a notice to its online customers to say that the data breach was discovered over the past two weeks.

In the email, Sephora’s managing director of Southeast Asia Alia Gogi said: “Some personal information may have been exposed to unauthorized third parties, including first and last name, date of birth, gender, email address and encrypted password, as well as data related to beauty preferences.”

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