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Cyberattack on Samsung compromises personal information of US users

A recent data breach over at Samsung may have compromised personal information.
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September 2, 2022
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Rita El Khoury / Android Authority
TL;DR
  • Samsung was hit by a cyberattack in late July.
  • On August 4, the company found that the cyberattack had compromised the personal information of some of its customers.
  • The attack may have revealed customer names, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information.

If you’re a Samsung customer in the United States, then you may have been impacted by a recent security breach of the company.

Today, Samsung has announced on its support page that its US-based systems have experienced a cybersecurity incident. It appears that in late July, an unauthorized third party managed to acquire certain personal information of some of the company’s customers according to Samsung.

Although the tech giant says no Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or debit card numbers were compromised, it seems a few other details may have been exposed. While the information affected could vary by customer, Samsung says the third party may have stolen data on customer names, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information.

As for how the company is responding to the data breach, Samsung states that it is directly communicating with customers it has identified as being affected by the attack. At the moment, the company claims there is no immediate action necessary, but warns users to be vigilant and look out for suspicious messages that ask for personal information or send you to a website asking for personal information.

From phishing scams to ransomware, cybercrime has spiked in the last few years and Samsung is far from the only company to become a victim. In fact, just last year T-Mobile had a big data breach of their own and was forced to shell out $350 million to the customers affected.