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Last week, some Samsung smartphone owners saw a strange “1/1” push notification on their phones. The notification came from an app called Find My Mobile, a proprietary tool that allows you to connect with your device should it get lost or stolen. Turns out, this notification was the result of a Samsung data breach.

This goes against what Samsung claimed shortly after news of the notification started making the rounds in the media. The company called the errant notification the result of “an internal test” and there would be “no effect on your device.” However, that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.

According to a statement provided to The Register, the notification stemmed from a Samsung data breach that resulted in “a small number of users being able to access the details of another user.” Here’s the text provided by The Register: