The confirmation came directly from the South Korean giant who published a note on its US website. In any case, the company wanted to reassure users about the data that was stolen, which fortunately did not involve the most sensitive information.
According to what reported in the note published today by Samsung, the data relating to the social security number nor the numbers of credit or debit cards were touched. In some cases, however, some information relating to privacy was obtained, such as the user name, contact and demographic information, such as the date of birth, in addition to information relating to the registration of the products purchased.
The stolen data is not the same for each user involved and according to Samsung it varies a lot from case to case. However, Samsung has begun to warn customers that they have been impacted by the data theft and has already taken some actions to secure the systems targeted by the attack. The police have been notified and an important company specializing in cyber security is also participating in the investigations, in order to try to identify the perpetrators of the crime.
At the moment, however, the users involved in the affair will not have to take any action, according to what has emerged from the preliminary investigations. However, Samsung advises users not to reply to unsolicited emails, as they could lead to phishing actions, and to check for any abnormal activity on their account. In this regard, you can find more details on this page where Samsung has collected the answers to some of the most common questions that its customers could ask.
“Samsung confirms its commitment to protecting the privacy and security of its users. With the help of some subject matter experts, we will improve the security of our systems and your personal information, in order to maintain the trust that users have placed in the Samsung brand for over 40 years. "
Written by Matteo with love from Italy