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Samsung accidentally leaked your customer data

If you were affected, you’ll know soon enough as Samsung says they’ll be reaching out to anyone who had their information leaked.

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Phew boy, if you’re a Samsung user in the UK, your personal data might have been leaked around the same time that your phone got that weird Find My Mobile notification last week. According to SamMobile, Samsung has said that a “small number” of users in the UK had suffered a data breach. Not a great week for you, eh Samsung?

First, a weird notification, even to Samsung devices that had supposedly disabled the Find My Mobile app, and then users of the Samsung UK website logging in to find other people’s details in their account. And I mean all their details, from shipping addresses, previous orders, last four digits of credit cards and more. The coincidental timing lead some to speculate that the unwanted notification was tied to the data breach, but Samsung has said that’s not the case.

Speaking to The Register, a Samsung spokeswoman offered the following statement:

A technical error resulted in a small number of users being able to access the details of another user. As soon as we became of aware of the incident, we removed the ability to log in to the store on our website until the issue was fixed.

If you were affected, you’ll know soon enough as Samsung has said it will be reaching out to anyone who had their information leaked.

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