Hackers target Dell customer information

PC mammoth says programmers focused on just client names, email addresses and hashed passwords.




PC mammoth Dell said Wednesday it took off an endeavored hack of its system not long ago.

Dell said it recognized and disturbed an endeavor to extricate Dell.com client data, including names, email addresses and hashed passwords, from its system on Nov. 9. Dell didn’t depict the hashing calculation it uses to veil passwords.

“In spite of the fact that it is conceivable a portion of this data was expelled from Dell’s system, our examinations found no indisputable proof that any was removed,” Dell said in an announcement.

Dell said its clients’ Mastercard and other touchy data weren’t focused in the break, and that the episode didn’t make a disturbance its administrations.

In the wake of distinguishing the hack, Dell said it started a secret word reset, reached law requirement and utilized an advanced crime scene investigation organization to play out a free examination.

Dell declined to state what number of records may have been influenced by break.

“Since this is an intentional revelation, and there is no indisputable proof that client account data was separated, it is indiscreet to distribute potential numbers when there might be none,” a Dell representative said in a messaged proclamation.

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