Samsung suffers a data breach for second time that exposes customer information in the US. The company notified its customers regarding the breach that revealed customers’ names, addresses, and other personal information.
“An unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s U.S. systems. We determined through our ongoing investigation that the personal information of certain customers was affected”, Samsung
Samsung said that it has taken actions to secure the affected systems, and have engaged a leading outside cybersecurity firm, and is coordinating with law enforcement.
Samsung Data Breach
According to the reports, an unauthorized third party acquired information on July 2022. On August 4, 2022 Samsung found through ongoing analysis that personal information of certain customers was affected.
The data breach does not impact Social Security numbers or credit and debit card numbers, except in some cases, may have affected information such as name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information.
In this case, the attackers hacked identifiable personal information, such as names and birthdays. Samsung also mentions that “demographic information” was exposed, this probably refers to advertising or marketing data, which can include thousands of variables, including occupation, gender, income, race, or location.
Particularly this incident does not affect any consumer devices and Samsung have asked the customers to continue to use their products and services as usual.
The company ensured to inform its customers directly and promised to contact for further notification.
Steps to be Implemented
- Remain cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal information or refer you to a web page asking for personal information
- Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails
- Review your accounts for suspicious activity
“We have engaged leading cybersecurity experts and are coordinating with law enforcement. We will continue to work diligently to develop and implement immediate and longer-term next steps to further enhance the security across our systems”, Samsung
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