A Recap of Samsung’s Horrible, No-Good, Very Long Month
Listen, I get it. We all go through rough patches as individuals, companies, etc. They happen, and you come out the other side a wiser, all-the-better-for-it kind of person. So maybe that’s the one strand of light that Samsung needs to keep following as they go through what has to be one of the worst one-month stretches in the company’s recent history. And that’s saying a lot, because we’re really not that far removed from their exploding smartphones and washing machines.
To recap, here’s some of what the South Korean consumer tech firm has had to face over the past month or so:
Data Leak. Most recently, Samsung was found to have experienced a pretty massive data leak that included its SmartThings platform. A security researcher found that the electronics firm left dozens of internal coding projects on the web development platform GitLab open to the public. In accessing the data, the researcher was able to go through logs for nearly more than 135 Samsung projects and access source code for many of the things near and dear to Samsung. According to TechCrunch, the firm is looking into who—other than the researcher—might’ve accessed the information. But if it had fallen into the wrong hands, it’d be like Samsung willingly handing over the keys to their front door to a known thief and letting that thief know they were going to be on vacation for the next week or so.