Samsung hit by 190GB cyber attack
Samsung has been victim to a cyber security breach that exposed internal company data, including source code for the operation of its Galaxy smartphones, the company said on Monday.
The Korean electronics giant did not identify the attackers who accessed its systems but said it has input measures to prevent further breaches, reported Bloomberg.
In its statement, Samsung only confirmed that no personal data of employees or customers were leaked.
“There was a security breach relating to certain internal company data. According to our initial analysis, the breach involved some source code relating to the operation of Galaxy devices, but does not include the personal information of our customers or employees,” Samsung said in a statement.
“Currently, we do not anticipate any impact to our business or customers. We have implemented measures to prevent further such incidents and will continue to serve our customers without disruptions.”
Although Samsung has not identified the hackers, it is assumed it was performed by hacking group Lapsus$. The hackers from this group posted a 190GB torrent file to their Telegram channel recently, claiming it contained confidential Samsung source code that exposed the company’s device security systems.
Among the items listed were algorithms for Samsung smartphone biometric authentication and bootloader source code for bypass operating system controls.
The attack comes less than a week after the same group stole 1TB of data from chipmaker Nvidia. This included DLSS source code and information about six graphic processing units (GPUs) that are yet to be announced. The group demanded a crypto ransom, however Nvidia refused to pay and the data was then shared online.
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