Samsung has acknowledged that it experienced a data breach that exposed consumer personal data online. Following what appeared to be a security incident over the previous weeks, the company disclosed in a blog post(opens in new tab) that customer data had been compromised on August 4.
It further stated that names, contact information, dates of birth, and information related to product registration had been obtained by a “unauthorised third party” from some of Samsung’s US systems. However, neither social security data nor credit card numbers were compromised.
The information impacted may differ for each pertinent consumer. Customers have been informed about this issue, Samsung claimed in its statement. The corporation also stated that it had “employed a prominent independent cybersecurity firm and are collaborating with law authorities” in order to secure the compromised systems.
Since the breach was discovered over the US Labor Day holiday weekend, it is unclear exactly how many consumers were impacted. However, Samsung stated it is in contact with affected customers right away to assure them that “no immediate action is required for any of Samsung’s platforms.
Samsung stated, “We are committed to protecting the security and privacy of our customers. “We are working with law enforcement and have hired top cybersecurity professionals. To further improve the security of all of our systems, we will continue to put out great effort in developing and putting into practise both short-term and long-term next measures.”
The company said that “in late July 2022, an unauthorised third party obtained information from some of Samsung’s U.S. networks. At this time, it’s unknown which Samsung systems were impacted. Nobody impacted won’t have had the same information leaked, according to the business. Customers’ names, contact and demographic information, dates of birth, and product registration are among the data that have been compromised.