Samsung issued a statement saying, “Today, we are taking a minute to warn our customers that we just uncovered a cybersecurity problem that affected some of their information.”According to the organization, customers’ sensitive financial information such as credit card details and Social Security numbers were not compromised in the data breach.
However, Samsung has admitted that “information such as name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information may have been impacted in some situations” due to the hack.
The message went on to say that “the information affected for each applicable consumer may vary.”Samsung disclosed a similar event a few months prior to Friday’s statement. In March, the firm disclosed that some of its internal data had been exposed due to a cybersecurity incident.
“Based on our preliminary investigation, the breach appears to involve some source code related to the operation of Galaxy devices; however, it does not appear to have compromised the personal information of our customers or staff,” the company noted at the time.
We do not foresee any negative effects on our company or our clients at this time. We have put in place safeguards to avoid similar situations in the future, and our services to our clients will proceed as usual.
Bloomberg reports that a hacking organization named LAPSUS$ made a message on its Telegram channel, claiming the post included sensitive information from Samsung and the company’s security systems, just days before Samsung reported the data breach in March.
Furthermore, at the time, a Samsung representative assured Bloomberg that the leak did not affect customers’ private information.
Through our ongoing investigation, we learned on or around August 4, 2022, that the private information of some consumers had been compromised. We’ve hired a top cybersecurity firm from the outside and are working with law enforcement to secure the compromised systems, as stated on the frequently asked questions website. ”
At Samsung, we appreciate the long-standing confidence our consumers have placed in our goods and services. Customers have had faith in the Samsung brand for over 40 years, and we intend to keep it by working with professionals in the field to further strengthen the security of our systems and the privacy of our customers’ personal information.