Dell Data Breach Impacts 49 Million Customers

Dell told customers that names, addresses were among the compromised data

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 10, 2024

1 Min Read
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Dell has warned customers that a data breach may have impacted their names and physical addresses. 

In an email to customers and since shared across social media, the company said that the data compromised includes customers’ names, physical addresses and “Dell hardware and order information, including service tag, item description, date of order and related warranty information.” 

The cause of the breach has not yet been disclosed. 

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Dell also said in the email that it believes there is “not a significant risk” to customers, adding that no financial or payment information, email addresses or telephone numbers were leaked in the attack. 

The company is working with law enforcement to investigate the incident.

The incident was first reported on the site Daily Dark Web, which monitors hacking sites for compromised data. According to the site, a threat actor named Menelik said they had stolen the Dell data, claiming to have access to as many as “49 million customer and other information systems purchased from Dell between 2017-2024."

This figure has not yet been verified by Dell.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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