Samsung Electronics is one of the biggest electronic manufacturers in the world. It was founded in 1969 in Suwon-si, South Korea, and remains there.
The breach was a cyber attack that affected thousands of American Samsung customers. These consumers had their names, demographic information, and other personally identifiable information leaked to the bad actor. Samsung stated that social security numbers and credit card information were unaffected.
Many consumers blame Samsung for the breach; following a breach in July of 2022, the chaebol promised to increase security measures. Affected customers say Samsung did nothing, resulting in the August 2022 breach. It took almost a month for the company to alert affected consumers, resulting in even more suspicion.
This breach occurred on August 4th, 2022.
The breach can impact any American Samsung user. Anyone who uses a Samsung tablet, phone, or computer may be at risk. These users may want to look into special device-protecting software that can alert them if their information is somewhere they don't want it.
At the time of writing, there has been no release as to the exact number of affected individuals. According to a lawsuit filed on September 10th, 2022, over half of American users have been affected. To keep yourself safe, you can install software onto your device that is specifically designed to protect your device from malware and fake or insecure sites.