Samsung confirms it was the victim of a data breach

Samsung revealed that it suffered a data breach that exposed the personal information of its customers.

“In late July 2022, an unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s US systems. On or about August 4, 2022, we determined through our ongoing investigation that certain customers’ personal information was compromised, the company stated in a blog post.

Despite the scope of the attack, the tech giant has assured that the hack did not compromise Social Security numbers or credit and debit card numbers. However, the name, contact, location, date of birth, and product registration information may have been exposed.

This incident did not affect consumer devices and Samsung has confirmed that users can continue to use the company’s products and services as usual.

The company also stated that it has taken steps to prevent the attack from escalating, as well as coordinating with law enforcement. Samsung is also contacting a third-party cybersecurity company to investigate the attack.

In the meantime, the firm has advised users to remain vigilant and avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails.

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“We have reached out directly to certain customers we identified as being affected by this issue to make them aware of the matter. We value the trust of our customers, and if we determine through our investigation that the incident requires additional notification, we will contact you accordingly,” Samsung said.

Earlier this year, LAPSUS$ hackers leaked 190GB of data allegedly stolen from Samsung. Members of the hacking group have claimed responsibility for the data breach, sharing details of the obtained data on a Telegram channel.

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