Samsung Electronics has recently disclosed a data breach affecting certain customers, notifying them that their personal information has been exposed to an unauthorized individual. The breach specifically impacted individuals who had made purchases from the Samsung UK online store between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
Furthermore, the discovery of the breach occurred just two days prior to the notification, on November 13. Samsung attributed the incident to a cybercriminal exploiting a vulnerability within a third-party application utilized by the company. However, specific details regarding the nature of the security flaw or the identity of the vulnerable application were not provided.
Additionally, the compromised data includes sensitive personal information such as names, phone numbers, postal addresses, and email addresses. Samsung, in its communication to affected customers, emphasized that the breach did not compromise any credentials or financial information.
The company has not disclosed the number of customers impacted by the breach but is likely taking remedial measures to address the vulnerability and enhance its cybersecurity protocols. This incident highlights the ongoing challenges and risks associated with cybersecurity, particularly when third-party applications are involved in the data management ecosystem of large corporations.