INCIDENT: Samsung Hit in Cyberattack, Again

For the second time this year in a span of less than six months, electronics giant South Korea-based Samsung, suffered a data breach this past July, but the company did not discover it until early August.
After discovery, the company found the attackers stole personal data from customers.
“At Samsung, security is a top priority,” the company said in an advisory it posted September 2 almost a month after discovering the incident. “We recently discovered a cybersecurity incident that affected some customer information.
“In late July 2022, an unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s U.S. systems. On or around August 4, 2022, we determined through our ongoing investigation that personal information of certain customers was affected. We have taken actions to secure the affected systems, and have engaged a leading outside cybersecurity firm and are coordinating with law enforcement."
This was the second attack against Samsun this year and third since 2020.

Incident Date

July 28, 2022

Location

South Korea

Estimated Cost

Unknown at this time, but it appears it was a data breach.

Victims

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • https://www.isssource.com/samsung-suffers-third-attack-second-in-6-months/

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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