A few days ago, a group known as Lapsus$ hacked into Nvidia, which has seen the release of employee details, with more leaks being threatened.
Nvidia is one of the biggest tech companies in the world right now, so inevitably it would find itself the subject of a potentially serious hacking. A few days ago, it was alleged that a hacking group had broken into Nvidia's networks, compromising its systems. The group, which calls itself Lapsus$, has said that it would release sensitive information unless certain demands were met. While the company has been investigating the perpetrators, it looks as though some of that information has been leaked by the hackers.
According to a recent report from Tom's Hardware, the cyberattack on Nvidia has led to more than 71,000 employee credentials being leaked, which includes email addresses and password hashes, which have allegedly been circulated among the hacking community. However, the report goes on to say that the company only has around 20,000 employees, which doesn't line up with the number that's being claimed. In this regard, it could be that the leaked details could also include former employees, or those who have more than one account.
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After the initial attack, the group claimed that Nvidia was hacking the hackers right back, but at the time of that story being published, the claims were not verified. On top of that, it seems as though things may get worse for other tech firms, as another report is now saying that Samsung has become the latest victim of Lapsus$, which says that it's managed to get hold of about 200 GB of data from the company's servers. The data is said to contain source codes related to security.
This is also not the first time that something like this has happened. While perhaps less serious, last year data was leaked from Nvidia's GeForce Now service, which made mention of a series of AAA games that were allegedly coming out or in the pipeline. At the time, much of it was unconfirmed, but the sight of all these games was enough to get the community talking.
At the time of the report, the group was threatening to leak information about future GPU drivers and would do so if Nvidia didn't offer a payoff by March 4. With the RTX 4000 series supposedly due out this year, the last thing that the company wants is for sensitive details about its upcoming products to become publicly available. At the time of writing, it's not sure what the graphics card firm will do about the threat, especially now the deadline the group imposed has now come to pass.
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Source: Tom's Hardware (Nvidia), Tom's Hardware (Samsung)
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