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Samsung confirms new data breach – now customer data is affected

For the second time this year, the electronics giant Samsung has had to confirm access by unknown hackers to its internal network. This time, customer data is also affected. So far, however, only access to data by US citizens has been confirmed.

That reports that Online magazine Bleeping Computer. The electronics giant Samsung has therefore confirmed a new data breach. According to the group, part of its US systems was hacked to steal customer data.

Unknown access discovered after a few days

According to the company, the incident took place in late July 2022. It was only on August 4 that Samsung discovered that personal customer data had been accessed and “smuggled out” of the company’s network, it said.
Hacker group Lapsus$ stole 190GB of internal Samsung data in March

The attackers stole sensitive customer information such as names, contact and demographic information, dates of birth and product registration data, but no social security or credit card numbers.

investigations are ongoing

“Samsung has detected the incident and has taken steps to secure the affected systems. As part of our ongoing investigation, we have engaged a leading third-party cybersecurity company and are working with law enforcement,” Samsung said. “The affected dates of each customer may vary. We are notifying our customers to make them aware of this matter,” the company continued.

Samsung is now advising those affected to exercise extra caution if they are contacted by the hackers:

  • Be wary of unsolicited communications that ask for your personal information or direct you to a website that asks for your personal information
  • Avoid clicking links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails
  • Check your accounts for suspicious activity

This is the second major data breach confirmed by Samsung this year. In March, hacker group Lapsus$ blackmailed Samsung and stole confidential information, including source code, from Galaxy devices.

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