Ransomware gang Lapsus$ goes after Samsung after hacking chipmaker Nvidia
Lapsus$, which recently targeted US chipmaker Nvidia, has now posted sensitive data obtained from South Korean giant Samsung’s servers.
Lapsus$, which recently targeted US chipmaker Nvidia, has now posted sensitive data obtained from South Korean giant Samsung's servers.
According to a report by Bleeping Computer, the anonymous group said it managed to breach Samsung servers and published nearly 190GB of sensitive data online, including original source codes for the company's applications and data related to various projects.
Samsung has, so far, not disclosed the severity of the breach but several officials said they were assessing the situation.
Unlike the Nvidia breach, where Lapsus$ demanded the removal of Lite Hash Rates, or LHR, from the 30-series GPUs, no demands have been set forward for Samsung. It is also not clear whether Samsung or Lapsus$ have made contact.
LHR was introduced to Nvidia's graphic cards as a way to combat purchases of the GPUs in bulk by crypto-miners who viewed the company's cards as an efficient way to mine cryptocurrency.
This led to worldwide shortages of GPUs. LHR cut the efficiency of mining on the GPUs by 50 percent to make the cards less desirable for cryptocurrency.
Lapsus$ published source code and design documents from Nvidia online, the repository allegedly also includes details of nearly 71,000 company employees.