Samsung Smartphones ‘Safe’ Personal Data Not Affected After Hack Attack
Samsung has moved to strengthen the security system of their Galaxy smartphones with the South Korean Company issuing a statement overnight following a recent hack attack.
In good news the Company claims that customers personal data was not affected.
A spoksperson for the Company said “We were recently made aware that there was a security breach relating to certain internal company data. Immediately after discovering the incident, we strengthened our security system.
According to our initial analysis, the breach involves some source codes relating to the operation of Galaxy devices but does not include the personal information of our consumers or employees.
Currently, we do not anticipate any impact to our business or customers.
We have implemented measures to prevent further such incidents and will continue to serve our customers without disruption.”
The statement came after a claim over the weekend that LAPSUS$, a hacking group had stolen key security code relating to the Companies Knox security system along with biometric code.
Samsung did not identify the attackers who compromised its systems with some insiders claiming that the Company is in “ransom” negotiations with the group who in the past have demanded money to release stolen data.
Measures to prevent further breaches have been put in place, a spokesperson said via text message, and customers’ personal data was not affected.