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Samsung reports second data breach in 6 months

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Samsung has opened up about a data breach it detected on or around August 4, affecting the personal information of some of its customers.

“In late July 2022, an unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s US systems. On or around August 4, 2022, we determined through our ongoing investigation that personal information of certain customers was affected,” Samsung said in a statement. 

The company said that the issue did not impact social security numbers or credit and debit card numbers, but in some cases, may have affected information such as name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information. Affected customers could be impacted at varied levels, the company said. However, Samsung did not reveal how many customers were affected by the incident. 

Samsung says it has taken action to secure the affected systems and has engaged a leading outside cybersecurity firm and is coordinating with law enforcement. 

Samsung is directly communicating with some of the affected customers and may contact more as its investigation progresses, it said.

“Consumer devices were not affected in connection with this incident, and you can continue to use our products and services, as usual,” the company stated. 

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