Samsung is in the news again this week and the company has a few things to worry about. The hacker group LAPSUS$ that attacked chip major Nvidia a few weeks ago is now followed by Samsung. According to reports, data from the South Korean giant’s repository has been stolen by the same group, who are calling it “secret Samsung source code”.
The report says that around 190GB of data which includes Samsung’s proprietary technology, boot loaders for the latest Samsung products and more.
Samsung has responded quickly to the alleged incident, and assured on Monday that the recent attack on its systems did not seriously affect its business or its customers in any way.
Samsung said that no personal information of its customers and employees was stolen and that its business would not be affected. “There has been no personal data breach, although the leaked information includes some source code required to run Galaxy phones,” Samsung was quoted as saying by IANS in its report.
Samsung claims that it increased the security of its systems as soon as it became aware of a possible hacking attempt by the LAPSUS$ group.
Unlike Samsung, Nvidia was not lucky with the scope of the recent attack by LAPSUS$. The hacking group said it had obtained 1TB of data, including confidential driver codes. The group demanded a ransom in cryptocurrencies, warning of the company’s documents being made public otherwise.
The moment Nvidia was alerted to the intrusion, the company says it notified law enforcement and began working with cybersecurity experts to respond to the incident.
Data breaches are becoming increasingly common in the digital space these days.
Companies need to keep their data systems secure from such attacks, and a strong cyber security protocol will go a long way in protecting businesses from such hacking groups.