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Samsung confirmed its customer data breach in July

Samsung has revealed a data breach involving the personal information of consumers.

by Babu Patil
Samsung confirmed its customer data breach in July

Samsung has confirmed a data breach affecting customers’ personal information. The company said customer data was compromised on August 4. It’s unclear how many customers were affected or why it took more than a month to notify them. Samsung said it has taken steps to secure its systems and has brought in a third-party cybersecurity firm.

In an announcement, Samsung said that the security breach was identified in late July this year and that an “unauthorized third party got information from several of Samsung’s U.S. systems.” 

Hackers obtained user information such as Name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration. According to Samsung, Social Security numbers and credit card details were not compromised.

Samsung declined to disclose how many users were affected or why it took more than a month for Samsung to alert customers about the breach, which was announced mere hours before the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Samsung said it had taken steps to secure its networks and hired an undisclosed cybersecurity firm. Samsung stated that it was working with law enforcement.

This is the second time that Samsung has admitted a data breach this year. In March, the company revealed that the Lapsus$ hacker organization — the same group that attacked Nvidia, Microsoft, and T-Mobile — stole and exposed about 200 gigabytes of confidential information, including source code for various technologies and biometric unlock algorithms....

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