Beauty product maker Sephora reported a data leak affecting customer anonymity in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.
The network sent a letter to its clients on July 29 detailing the situation. At this time, the company does not believe there was any talk of credit cards, nor that any of the exposed data was used maliciously, the Straits Times reported. The information included first and last name, date of birth, gender, email address and password, and data related to beauty preferences.
The number of people affected was not released.
‘Sephora ‘s customers in North America have not been affected by this incident in any way. All our databases work independently of each other. This issue is a database that serves only our Southeast Asia, Hong Kong e-commerce customers, “a Sephora spokesperson told SC Media.
A hard reset of all passwords was conducted and free credit monitoring is being offered to those people involved, but this does not necessarily make customers safe.