Samsung was reportedly the subject of a large hack by the infamous hacker organization Lapsus$ earlier this week. The attack was first reported by Bleeping Computer, but Samsung has now confirmed it.
Internal company data and source code for software utilized on Galaxy smartphones were stolen by the attackers. Samsung, on the other hand, guarantees staff and customers that their personal information is protected and that the business is working on countermeasures to the intrusion.
The attackers have not been recognized by the Korean phone company, but it is the same organization that struck Nvidia last month, as previously stated. These criminals stole confidential material from the GPU manufacturer and threatened to release it if their unreasonable demands were not met.
In the instance of Samsung, hackers obtained 190GB of data, which was published in a Telegram channel on Friday as part of a torrent. This contained the source code for the Galaxy phones’ bootloader and biometric authentication software.
According to Bloomberg, a Samsung official said:
We do not expect any impact on our business or customers at this time. We’ve put in place safeguards to prevent future accidents, and we’ll keep serving our customers as usual.