Hackers managed to gain access to the user data of Samsung customers last month, and the tech giant is warning consumers to keep an eye on their credit reports.
According to Samsung, hackers managed to steal the following customer data:
- Contact and demographic information
- Date of birth
- Product registration information
Samsung says the security breach happened in late July and Samsung security experts learned about it in early August. The company says that no customer Social Security numbers or debit card numbers were stolen.
According to Samsung, “We have taken actions to secure the affected systems, and have engaged a leading outside cybersecurity firm and are coordinating with law enforcement.”
The company says it has emailed some customers affected by the breach but advised all to be wary of suspicious emails.
They also referred customers to credit reporting agencies and suggested they keep an eye out for unauthorized activity.
To order your free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll-free at 1-877-322-8228. Or contact the following credit agencies
- Equifax Information Services LLC
- P.O. Box 740241
- Atlanta, GA 30374
- Experian Inc.
- P.O. Box 9554
- Allen, TX 75013
- TransUnion LLC
- P.O. Box 2000
- Chester, PA 19016