Hackers have successfully infiltrated Samsung’s network and gained access to vast amounts of confidential company data, including the source code of the Galaxy Hardware.
It is about the group Lapsus (Lapsus $), which some time ago boasted that it has also hacked Nvidia. They shared screenshots that show they have about 200 gigabytes of stolen data, including the Galaxy encryption source code and biometric unlock.
At a news conference, Samsung neither confirmed nor denied the identity of the hackers, nor whether they stole data related to encryption and biometrics. The company said no personal data belonging to employees or customers had been stolen.
“There was a security attack related to certain internal company data.
According to our initial analysis, the attack also includes some source code related to the operation of Galaxy devices, but does not include personal information of our customers or employees. “At the moment we do not expect it to have any impact on our business and customers,” Samsung said in a statement.
In the case of Nvidia, the hacker group Lapsus tried to blackmail the company by threatening to publish the data online if Nvidia did not remove the restriction on digging cryptocurrencies on certain graphics cards. Lapsus reportedly had access to the Nvidia network all week and collected about 1 terabyte of data.