Just recently, OnePlus 7 Pro users around the world were spammed by a couple of bizarre push notifications.
One of the messages read 'hahahahaha' in Chinese, raising immediate fears of hacking among the users.
However, a few hours later, the Chinese giant claimed that the strange message was nothing but the result of a botched-up internal test.
Here's all about the incident.
Two push notifications appeared on OnePlus 7 Pro devices
Going by the complaints on Twitter, OnePlus 7 Pro users received two official push notifications on Monday.
One message was plain gibberish with a string of random characters, while the other read '哈哈哈哈哈哈哈哈哈', which is the Chinese for 'hahahahaha'.
The messages didn't go to every single OnePlus 7 Pro user but were witnessed by a large number of users around the world.
Fears of a hacking attempt
When weird notifications from OnePlus started appearing, several users thought the company or their device has been hacked; many even considered the case of spamming.
However, shortly after the incident, OnePlus clarified the matter in an official statement, noting that the "OxygenOS team accidentally sent out a global push notification to some OnePlus 7 Pro owners" during an internal test.
Here is OnePlus' statement
Okay thank you for clearing it up. I thought I got hacked or something