On September 2, 2022, Samsung reported an incident with the leak of data of some users and partners from the U.S. after hacking some of the company's corporate systems. The hacker attack took place in July.
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During the investigation into the incident, Samsung's experts found that in late July an unauthorized third party was able to access some of Samsung's information systems on servers in the United States and download information relating to customers of the company. The leaked data included: Name, address, phone number, date of birth, gender, registration information about the device used and Samsung services.
Samsung explained that the company took steps to protect the compromised systems, engaged a third-party cybersecurity firm to investigate and contacted law enforcement authorities about the incident.
The company said the hackers did not gain access to customers' Social Security numbers or credit or debit card numbers. Samsung has notified the users affected by the data leak and sent them a list of actions to protect their information in the future, including the need, if possible, to change the passwords in all the services on the network and warning about possible phishing attacks.
Samsung specified that it collects a variety of information and personal data from users to ensure the best possible interaction with the company's products and services.
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On March 7, 2022, Samsung confirmed that its internal information systems and servers had been hacked by the hacker group LAPSU$. Samsung explained that the hackers were indeed able to steal confidential information, source codes and some developments related to its Galaxy series mobile devices during the attack. The company insists that personal information of customers, partners and employees was not included in the leak. Samsung said it has beefed up its internal security systems to avoid another hack in the foreseeable future.
On March 5, the media reported that LAPSU$ hackers broke into Samsung's servers and stole at least 190GB of confidential company data, including sources and dumps of various security systems for the company's mobile devices.