Samsung is warn customers about a cybersecurity incident in July, in which “unauthorized third parties obtained information from some US Samsung systems,” including things like names, birthdays, contact info, and product registration information. The company said it discovered the breach on August 4, and is currently investigating it with a “leading outside cybersecurity firm.”

Based on Company FAQ about the incident, it sent an email to customers specifically affected, and will continue to do so as the investigation progresses. Samsung says that not everyone will have the same information leaked. The company did not reply immediately The Vergea request for comment on which systems were specifically affected.

While the company says that no Social Security numbers or debit/credit card numbers were taken, the kind of info hackers end up getting can be very useful in social engineering attacks on other services you use. If you’re delaying enabling two-factor authentication on some important accounts, it might not be a bad idea to get it done as soon as possible.

Samsung says that at this time you don’t need to change your password, or take any specific steps to keep your Samsung product or account secure, as “consumer devices are not affected in connection with this incident.” However, the company recommends keeping an eye on any unusual activity on your account, and being extra vigilant in the case of phishing emails.

By Blanca

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