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Samsung Wakes Up Owners Overnight After Mystery Alert

Owners of Samsung Galaxy smartphones were last night sent a mystery alert, at this stage it’s not known how many owners in Australia were affected.

The alert did not contain any meaningful text and did nothing when it was tapped.

Samsung has since apologised after it accidentally pumped out the alert which saw owners receive a notification from Find My Mobile in the early hours of Friday morning.

Some customers complained on social media that it had woken them up, while others worried their device had been hacked.

In a statement, Samsung said the alert had been sent unintentionally to a “limited number” of devices.

Thousands of customers posted on social media and news site Reddit, many sharing screenshots of the notification and asking what it might mean.

It affected Galaxy devices running on Android O as well as Samsung’s latest Galaxy S phones, its new Z-Flip device and some recently sold Samsung tablet computers.

Samsung said the message was the result of an internal test and that it had not done any harm to the phones that received it.

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