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Samsung UK discloses year-long breach, leaked customer data

November 17, 2023

The UK division of Samsung Electronics has allegedly alerted customers of a year-long data security breach – the third such incident the South Korean giant has experienced around the world in the past two years.

An email to customers, shared on social media by web security consultant and Have I Been Pwned creator Troy Hunt, detailed that the breach exposing data of customers who made purchases between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 was discovered on November 13.

Samsung Electronics UK said an unauthorized individual exploited a vulnerability in a third-party business application used by the firm. Exposed information included names, phone numbers, plus physical and email addresses.

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