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- Samsung was hit by a cyber attack in late July.
- On August 4, the company discovered that the cyber attack had compromised the personal information of some of its customers.
- The attack may have exposed customer names, contact and demographic information, dates of birth and product registration information.
If you are a Samsung customer in the United States, you may have been affected by the company’s recent security breach.
Today, Samsung has announced support page That its US-based systems have experienced a cyber security incident. It appears that in late July, an unauthorized third party managed to obtain some personal information from some of the company’s customers, according to Samsung.
Although the tech giant says that no social security number, credit card number or debit card number was compromised, it looks like some other details may have been exposed. While affected information can vary by customer, Samsung says third parties may have stolen data on customer names, contact and demographic information, dates of birth and product registration information.
As far as how the company is responding to the data breach, Samsung says it is communicating directly with customers, which it has identified as being affected by the attack. For the time being, the company claims that no immediate action is necessary, but warns users to be vigilant and watch out for suspicious messages that ask for personal information or send you to a website asking for personal information.
From phishing scams to ransomware, cybercrime has increased in the past few years and Samsung is far from the only company to fall victim. In fact, just last year T-Mobile itself had a major data breach and was forced to pay $350 million to affected customers.