Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Samsung Accidentally Sends Notification That Makes People Think They Got Hacked

Samsung Accidentally Sends Notification That Makes People Think They Got Hacked

If you own a Galaxy phone, there's a good chance last night you received a mysterious notification from Samsung.

Samsung put Galaxy phone owners around the world into a frenzy a couple of hours back by sending out a odd notification to users via its Find My Mobile service. Galaxy owners from around the world attended the official forums of the Korean company, Twitterand Reddit to report the message from the Find My Mobile application. When you touch the notification, it simply disappears, and it certainly leaves people feeling uncomfortable.

Find My Mobile is meant to "help you locate your phone or tablet and protect your data", according to the company. I wouldn't necessarily be surprised if many of those who got the notification are changing their passwords as we speak, especially as Samsung remains tight-lipped on the whole thing.

Update: Samsung has now offered a clarification on the notification, and you'll find the company's statement below.

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If you are concerned that the notification wasn't sent by Samsung, you can temporarily disable the Find My Mobile feature on your Galaxy phone. "We sincerely apologize to our customers for the inconvenience this may have caused and will ensure that a similar incident doesn't occur in the future".

It continued: "This was sent unintentionally during an internal test and there is no effect on your device".

Previously, OnePlus owners received notifications on their phones of text and Chinese characters that didn't make sense.

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