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Samsung says customer data stolen in July data breach


U.S. electronics giant Samsung has confirmed a data breach affecting customers’ personal information.
In a brief notice, Samsung said it discovered the security incident in late-July and that an “unauthorized third party acquired information from some of Samsung’s U.S. systems.” The company said it determined customer data was compromised on August 4.
Samsung said Social Security numbers and credit card numbers were not affected, but some customer information — name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information — was taken.
“The information affected for each relevant customer may vary. We are notifying customers to make them aware of this matter,” said the statement.
It’s not immediately clear how many customers are affected. Samsung has hundreds of millions of customers across the globe.
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