Recently, Samsung made a shocking and worrisome announcement about a data breach that took place in late July. This is the second data breach that Samsung has experienced this year.
According to the company, the cybercriminals may have stolen customers’ data including information like their name, date of birth, and product registration data. However, Samsung has said that the customers’ social security numbers, credit card, and debit card details were not compromised.
Samsung revealed this news through its official website. The company wrote – “We want to assure our customers that the issue did not impact Social Security numbers or credit and debit card numbers. But in some cases, may have affected information including name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information. The information affected for each relevant customer may vary.”
While Samsung has confirmed the data breach, the company is still not revealing the number of customers who were the victim of the cyberattack. In its official statement, Samsung said that it is trying to notify all the customers whose data were compromised during the attack.
The company is also avoiding the question of why it has taken them more than a month to notify the customers about the issue. However, to avoid more such cases in the future, Samsung is planning to take some severe measures. The company has already hired an unnamed third-party cybersecurity firm to strengthen its online security and is coordinating with law enforcement.
Samsung stated – “Samsung remains committed to the security and privacy protection of its customers. By working with industry-leading experts, we will further enhance the security of our systems.”