#58 – Samsung Customer Data Hacked – What You Need To Do


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EFFECTED USERS: All United Stated Samsung Users

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SUMMARY: Hackers stole contact (not payment or SS#) information for US-based Samsung customers.

First – it looks like your financial information, credit card information, and social security number are safe.  But, according Samsung, the information that was stolen from ‘some’ of their customers stored on the ‘Samsung US system included:

  • name
  • contact information
  • demographic information
  • date of birth
  • product registration information 

The statement also says that every effected customer will receive an email.

What the statement does not say:

  • Are only US customers stored on the Samsung US system?
  • Has the stolen information been seen for sale on the deep web?

Here with me to discuss all of this is Javvad Malik.  Javvad is the Lead Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4 and has been an IT security professional with over 20 years. He is also a current Guinness World Records holder for the most views of a cybersecurity lesson on YouTube in 24 hours, and the perfect guest for this topic.

What is the first thing Samsung users should do?

 

RESOURCES

[1] https://www.samsung.com/us/support/securityresponsecenter/

[2] https://techcrunch.com/2022/09/02/samsung-data-breach/

[3] https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/samsung/samsung-2022-data-breach

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (www.theSafe.io).  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.