Excerpt from TheHindu Article, Published on Nov 16, 2023
A recent report reveals a Samsung Data Breach impacting UK online store, exposing the personal details of customers who made purchases between July 2019 and June 2020. The breach, detected on November 13, 2023, compromised names, phone numbers, postal addresses, and email addresses. The breach, attributed to a cyberattack exploiting a third-party application vulnerability, has yet to have specifics disclosed by Samsung.
The South Korean tech giant clarified that financial data and credentials remain unaffected. Steps have been taken to address the issue, which has been reported promptly to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
This marks the third Samsung Data Breach in two years. Previous incidents in July 2023 and March 2023 exposed customer information and led to the theft of confidential data, including the Galaxy smartphone source code. Additionally, a Google report in March 2023 highlighted 18 zero-day vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Exynos chipsets, with seven posing potential risks for remote code execution.
The breach underscores ongoing challenges in safeguarding customer data, prompting heightened scrutiny over data security measures in online transactions.
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