Samsung has warned its US customers that their data may have been accessed following a hack in July of this year.
In a statement the technology company said it had discovered a “cyber security incident” which may have led to the sharing of customer information including “name, contact and demographic information, date of birth and product registration information”.
The breach was the result of an unauthorized third party gaining access to Samsung’s US systems in late July, and “acquir[ing] information” from them. It was confirmed on August 4, 2022 via an internal investigation at Samsung that personal customer information was accessed during the breach.
Samsung noted that they have taken steps to secure the affected systems and has employed the use of a “leading outside cyber security firm” as well as notifying law enforcement of the breach. The company also assured customers that confidential information like social security numbers or credit or debit card details were accessed during the breach.
Samsung did not disclose how many users were affected by the breach but did confirm that they will be notifying all those whose data was accessed.