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Samsung Reveals Data Breach Affecting Customer Information

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A data breach that exposed some of its customers’ personal information to an unauthorized party is being notified to them by Samsung Electronics. As per the firm, only consumers who made purchases from the Samsung UK online shop between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020 were affected by the hack. Samsung Electronics (U.K.) Limited acknowledged that it had recently uncovered a cybersecurity problem involving personal customer information in an email that a reporter from Forbes received on the evening of November 15.

Samsung Hacking Disclosure Statement:

The intrusion was identified on November 13, according to the email that arrived in the reporter’s mailbox in the evening of November 15. Samsung has officially put the finger of responsibility on a vulnerability inside the third-party business program in question, despite the fact that the exact application in question is unknown. The message follows: It was determined that an unauthorized individual exploited a vulnerability in a third-party business application we use.” The statement “impacted” refers to the customers who made purchases between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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Samsung continues by stating that the SEUK eCommerce site may have compromised certain consumers’ personal information. Samsung claims that phone numbers, email addresses, names, locations, and IP addresses are among the exposed data. It is also highlighted that the hacker is not exposed to any of the passwords or financial information.

As of right now, there is a dearth of information on the third-party business application for the vulnerability in question. Samsung claims that when the issue was discovered, the application’s use was halted and a forensic investigation was started. Further technical actions have been performed, such as fixing an application vulnerability. Assuring the source, BleepingCounter, that the incident has also been notified to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, the spokesperson stated that the firm has taken all required actions to remedy the security issue.

For Samsung, this is the third data breach in the last 24 months. In the last one, which happened in late July 2023 and was found out on August 4, hackers gained access to and stole the names, contract details, demographic data, dates of birth, and product registration information of Samsung consumers.

Samsung came up with a precaution for users:

The consumers of the UK e-commerce website are the target of the Samsung email, and it is unclear whether other servers were also affected. Moreover, you should have had to visit that website and make a purchase between July 2019 and June 2020. Samsung advises taking the following safeguards if it claims consumers don’t need to act right away:

  • Always exercise caution when responding to unsolicited emails that request personal information about you or direct you to a website that does the same.
  • Don’t open attachments or click links in any shady email correspondence.
  • For advice on identifying dubious messages and safeguarding yourself after such an occurrence, it is advised to visit the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre.

Thanks to “Forbes


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Samsung Galaxy S25’s advanced AI novelties could boost its price

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Samsung started working on the Galaxy S25 series, which is supposed to be launched early next year. This forthcoming device is expected to be priced higher as compared to its predecessor. 

Samsung will expand its high-end S series by introducing a next-gen smartphone series named the Galaxy S25. It’s too early to discuss the Galaxy S25, but leaks and rumors are doing their jobs by offering more details about the upcoming Galaxy S25. This upcoming device is expected to cost more than the current S-series devices. 

The reason behind this report appears to be that a Galaxy S25 will be more expensive than a Galaxy S24 due to its higher manufacturing costs. The US chip designer Qualcomm could push the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 into production in the second half of the year. This latest chipset is expected to boost AI processing. 

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be a truly advanced chip, but its high-end tech advancements might lead to higher costs, which could translate into a price hike for the upcoming Galaxy S25. The report suggested that, according to a recent prediction from industry watcher Ming-Chi Kuo, Qualcomm might increase the cost of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 by 25–30% compared to the Gen 3 solution. 

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will be manufactured on the 3nm N3E process by TSMC; it’s the same technique used to build Apple’s A18 Pro chip. This shift will supposedly cause the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 to be 25–30% more expensive than its predecessor. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 costs around $190–$200; by this metric, the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 might cost $260. 

However, Samsung could deal with the higher expenses of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 for the Galaxy S25 by absorbing the cost or reducing the quality in other areas, such as the battery or display, but this could be risky, such as switching to its in-house Exynos 2500 chip. The upcoming chipset will be fabricated from TSMC’s most advanced process and should bring performance gains to the CPU, GPU, and NPU (AI processing).

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series is receiving June 2024 security update in Europe 

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We are in the middle of the month, and Samsung is rolling out this month’s June 2024 security patch for Galaxy S21 smartphones in the European market. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which includes three models – Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is receiving a new June 2024 security patch in Europe. The brand has already rolled out this update for the Galaxy S21 smartphone in the US on the Verizon network. The update for the European market has arrived with its specific firmware version, as mentioned here – 

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSBGXED

Samsung’s June 2024 security update fixed all the bugs and known issues that were housed in the previous version and were creating some inconvenience while performing a few functions. Since all the bugs were fixed with the update, it will surely enhance the overall system software. 

The June 2024 security patch fixes 59 security vulnerabilities to upgrade the security and privacy of the device. It also boosts the overall system performance, security, reliability, and stability of the device to deliver a seamless and flawless performance. 

The Galaxy S21 users currently receding in Europe are eligible to download the update. Interested users can easily download the update by just following simple steps – Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.   

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Samsung released June 2024 security patch for Galaxy Fold 5, Flip 5, Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3 & Flip 3 

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The Korean brand Samsung is releasing a June 2024 security patch for several Galaxy foldable devices. 

A bunch of Galaxy foldable devices include Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. All of these devices are receiving the update in the US on the Verizon network. Each of the devices getting this new update with their identification firmware version as mentioned below –

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQS6IXF2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQS7IXF2 

Samsung has already released the June 2024 security patch for several devices. However, this update does not bring any significant upgrades or notable changes; it fixes all the bugs and known issues. The update fixes all the security vulnerabilities, which will enhance the overall security and privacy of these devices. 

The update brings approximately 60 patches to fix multiple vulnerabilities. More particularly, Google has offered 37 patches to be applied to the Android OS. This June 2024 security patch boosts the stability, reliability, and overall system software of the devices mentioned above. 

If you own any of the devices mentioned above, you can easily download this latest security patch in three steps: Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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