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Dell Investigates Data Breach Involving 49M Customer Records

The cyber criminals claim to have obtained 49 million records, which are now purportedly being sold on the dark web.

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Dell has confirmed a that led to the theft of customer information from one of its portals. The breach involved data related to millions of Dell customers, including names, addresses, and details about Dell equipment they own. Dell has stated that no sensitive financial or payment information was compromised.

Extent of the Breach

The cyber thief involved in the incident has claimed to have obtained 49 million records, which are now purportedly being sold on the dark web. Dell, however, has not specified the exact number of customers affected by this breach. The stolen data encompasses transactions made between 2017 and 2024, indicating a significant period of vulnerability. Information such as service tags, items purchased, dates of purchase, and warranty details are among the data compromised.

In a communication to customers, Dell has minimized the significance of the data exposure, telling clients:

“Dell Technologies takes the privacy and confidentiality of your information seriously. We are currently investigating an incident involving a Dell portal, which contains a database with limited types of customer information related to purchases from Dell.

We believe there is not a significant risk to our customers given the type of information involved.”

Dell's Response and Customer Notification

Following the breach discovery, Dell launched an investigation, enlisted a third-party forensic firm, and contacted law enforcement to mitigate further risks. The company is actively notifying affected customers and reinforcing its security measures to prevent future breaches. Dell is monitoring the situation closely and advises customers to keep an eye on their accounts for any unusual activity. Despite the breach, Dell reassures customers that the stolen data does not pose a direct risk due to the absence of financial details.

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.