NXP has alerted customers by email to a data breach. A cyber incident occurred on July 11, which the Dutch chipmaker’s incident response team discovered three days later. The company advises customers to watch for suspicious emails.
The email NXP sent to customers was shared on X by Troy Hunt, founder of Have I Been Pwned and Regional Director at Microsoft. Only users who own an online NXP account may have been affected by the data breach.
More than just email addresses
Speaking to TechCrunch, spokesperson Andrea Lempart reveals that the stolen information includes individuals’ names, e-mail addresses, addresses, phone numbers, company names, occupations and preferences for communications from NXP. It is not known how many individuals were affected by the incident, but it says the notice to customers was mostly precautionary.
“We are contacting all affected NXP.com users out of an abundance of caution to ensure they are aware and extend our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause,” Lempart said.
In the email, NXP asks users to be extra careful when it comes to messages that appear to come from within the company: an authentic message from NXP, for example, will never ask for personal information. Customers should also be careful not to click on links from external sources.