Today, we are covering the Samsung data breach that revealed customer info, and Samsung is working to solve it with an independent cybersecurity firm.
In July, “an unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s U.S. systems,” including names, birthdays, contact information, and product registration information, according to Samsung. According to the corporation, the intrusion was detected on August 4th and is presently being investigated by “a leading outside cybersecurity firm” and they are currently warning customers on the matter.
According to the company’s FAQ regarding the problem, it is sending emails to clients who have been directly affected and will continue to do so as the investigation continues. According to Samsung, not everyone will have the same information released. The corporation did not respond promptly to The Verge’s request for clarification on which of its systems were explicitly compromised.
Samsung data breach did not include payment info
While the corporation claims that no Social Security numbers or debit/credit card details were obtained, the information obtained by the hackers can be highly valuable in social engineering attacks on other services you use. If you’ve been putting off installing two-factor authentication on some essential accounts, now is definitely a good time to do so.
According to Samsung, you don’t need to reset your password or take any other precautions to keep your Samsung goods or accounts safe right now since “consumer devices were not affected in connection with this incident.” However, the business advises keeping a watch out for any strange activity on your account and being especially wary of phishing emails.
We hope that you enjoyed this article on the Samsung data breach revealed customer names, birthdays, and more. If you did, we are sure that you will also enjoy reading some of our other articles, such as Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2022: Highlights, or Zoom Mac vulnerability allows hackers to gain remote access.