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Personal data of Sephora members in S’pore possibly exposed to unauthorised parties

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Zhangxin Zheng | July 29, 06:39 pm

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Sephora members would have been notified of a recent data breach.

Personal data possibly exposed

An email from the managing director of Sephora Southeast Asia, Alia Gogi, was sent to members in the region.

It revealed that a breach in data for the brand’s online customers in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

Personal data exposed to unauthorised third parties include their first and last name, date of birth, gender, email address, beauty preferences as well as the password to Sephora members’ online account.

No credit card information has been breached, fortunately.

Precaution measures

Sephora apologised for the incident and has implemented some follow-up measures.

The company has also cancelled all existing passwords and reviewed their security systems.

They also offered members a free personal data monitoring service through a leading third-party provider which interested members have to register for it with a unique code by November 30, 2019.

They also recommend members to change their passwords.

Top photo via Getty Images

About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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