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Samsung confirmed a massive hack: what should those who have cell phones of the brand do

This is the second attack that the South Korean company has suffered this year.

Samsung confirmed a new cybersecurity incident that exposed confidential information of its clients. Earlier this year, the South Korean company had been the victim of a computer attack that compromised the source code of the devices Galaxy.

This week, after an internal investigation supported by a company that audited your security system, determined that millions of users’ personal data were compromised. The incident occurred in the United States.

The manufacturer that leads the cell phone table detailed that the attackers obtained unauthorized access to their confidential data, in an incident that occurred at the end of July and that is now coming to light.

The information obtained from each client is different. Although Samsung guarantees that data related to social security or credit card will not be affected.

Among the huge volume of compromised data, hackers were able to obtain name, contact numbers, demographics, date of birth, and product registration information.

Samsung hack: official recommendations for users

Among the data there is private information of its users. Photo Pexels

Samsung maintains that it collects this personal data to ensure the best possible experience regarding its products and services. To reduce the chances of leaking this information, it is recommended to be attentive to the messages and unsolicited phone calls.

“We notify our clients about this criminal act, to make them aware of this situation,” the firm said in a statement.

However, as a general rule, you should still check recent account activity for potential unauthorized logins, use strong passwords, and even enable two-step verification.

“We are committed to protecting the security and privacy of our customers. We will continue to work diligently to develop and implement immediate and long-term next steps to further improve security across all of our systems.”

Cyber ​​attacks: recent history

Lapsus$ hacked Samsung in early 2022. Photo Pexels

Lapsus$ hacked Samsung in early 2022. Photo Pexels

The most striking thing is that at the beginning of the year, Samsung was already the victim of a criminal act. The person responsible, on this occasion, was Lapsus$, a group that also stole information from other technology companies such as Nvidia.

This group of attackers managed to undress a total of 190 GB of the internal source code of different Samsung mobiles, as well as other functions of their top equipment.

As part of their extortion attempt, the cyberattackers published an image with part of the obtained code that could have been sent to several managers of the software department with the intention of requesting a ransom.

The criminals explained that they obtained the source code of the bootloader of all recent Samsung mobiles. Also related to very sensitive functions such as the encryption algorithm for biometric authentication or the encryption of some security functions.

The leak also contained a large volume of sensitive data from Qualcomm and multiple repositories related to Bixby and Smarthings.


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