Samsung Has Been Hacked: On September 2, Samsung published a security advisory confirming that it had been hacked. It appears that the violation In the Samsung system in the U.S. and according to the advisory happened at the ‘end of July’.
In a recent email sent to customers, Samsung is providing information about a recent serious security breach. This new hack in Samsung’s database has potentially exposed some valuable customer information, although Samsung is working on the issue. Also read: USB 4 Version 2.0 Announced – Check Details; 80 Gbps Speeds?
According to an email sent to customers today, Samsung has said that a security breach in its systems resulted in the potential exposure of customers’ personal information. While more details about the attack are not available, the company noted that the attack happened in late July of this year, just before a wave of Fold 4 and Flip 4 pre-orders.
Samsung Has Been Hacked: What Data Has Been Stolen?
Samsung determined that certain personal data of some customers had been compromised. Again, Samsung has given no indication at this time that how many U.S. customers have been affected. Also read: Samsung Introduces “Buy Now, Pay Later” Option For These Phones – Check Details
Samsung says that neither credit, debit card information nor social security numbers were obtained, however, the data that was compromised is worrying. Samsung has stated that the exact nature of the data accessed may vary from customer to customer.
So, what information are we talking about here?
- Contact details
- Demographic data
- Date of birth
- Product registration data
All customers whose information has been compromised will receive an email notifying them and explaining the next steps. Samsung has acknowledged that further communication may be required as the investigation progresses.
Customers are advised to be alert to unsolicited emails, messages, or phone calls that may use stolen data as engagement leverage.
US Concerned Samsung customers can also get a free credit report, and the information for this is contained in the advisor.