Samsung says hackers obtained some customer data in newly disclosed breach

has another cybersecurity incident. While earlier this year hackers got their hands on them, this time attackers got hold of some customers’ personal information.

The company states that neither social security numbers nor credit and debit card numbers were accessed. However, the event “may have affected information such as name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information.” It was not announced how many people could be affected. The company notifies some customers directly via email.

According to Samsung, someone gained unauthorized access to its systems at the end of July. It found in early August that the attacker had obtained customer data, but consumer devices were unaffected. The company said it took steps to secure its systems and brought in an outside cybersecurity firm. It is also in contact with law enforcement agencies.

, Samsung said it doesn’t need customers to take immediate action based on what it’s learned so far in its investigation. Still, it’s recommended to exercise caution if they receive unsolicited emails and to check their accounts for signs of suspicious activity.

“We are committed to protecting the security and privacy of our customers,” Samsung said. “We will continue to work diligently to develop and implement immediate and longer-term next steps to further improve security in our systems.”

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