SAMSUNG has admitted that it suffered a cybersecurity breach in July that compromised some users’ data in the United States
The hack revealed customer names, birthdays, contact information and more, the South Korean tech titan said on Friday.
Samsung, one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, sends emails to those affected.
Customers’ social security numbers and credit card numbers were not leaked, the company said.
It was not immediately clear how many customers were affected. Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“In late July 2022, an unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s US systems,” the company said.
Samsung discovered the breach on August 4 and is investigating it with the help of “a leading third-party cybersecurity firm.”
It is currently unclear which Samsung systems were affected.
The company said the same information will not have been leaked to anyone affected.
The compromised data includes customer name, contact and demographic data, date of birth and product registration.
This type of information can be useful in social engineering attacks aimed at stealing your bank account information or online logins.
To protect yourself, it’s a good idea to enable two-factor authentication to protect your online accounts.
Samsung said customers will not have to change their account passwords for now.
There also seems to be no need to take any additional steps to lock your Samsung account or products.
Because “consumer devices were not affected in connection with this incident,” according to Samsung.
However, the company recommends that customers watch out for any unusual activity on their accounts.
Samsung owners should also take extra precautions to avoid being scammed by phishing emails.
Phishing attacks lure victims to a website that appears to be operated by a trusted entity, such as B. a bank, a social media platform or another service.
However, the website is fake with fake content designed to trick a victim into entering sensitive information like a password or email address.
Common giveaways to watch out for are emails sent from unusual addresses and misspellings in the body.
If you’re unsure whether an email is a phishing scam or not, it’s best to be safe and report it as spam.
If you are concerned that you have been scammed by a financial scam, the first thing you should do is contact your bank.
You should then report it to ActionFraud. your site is actionfraud.police.ukand her phone number is 0300 123 2040.
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