Data leak after Nvidia cyber attack
Data leak after Nvidia cyber attack


US chip maker Nvidia said an attacker leaked employee data and some private information online after endangering its systems.

"We have no evidence that the ransomware has been deployed in Nvidia environments or is linked to the Russia-Ukrainian conflict," a company spokesperson said in a statement.

The Santa Clara, California-based company said it learned of the breach on February 23. Nvidia added that it is analyzing the leaked information and does not anticipate any disruption to the business.

A ransomware group called Lapsus$ has claimed responsibility for the leak, which appears to contain information about graphics chip schematics, drivers, firmware and other data.

With a market value of about $600 billion, Nvidia is the most valuable chip manufacturer in the United States. It is known for its graphics processing units (GPUs) that enhance advanced video game and computer simulation experiences.

South American hacker group Lapsus$ has threatened to release software and firmware data for the company's LHR mining power limiter.

The group appears to be satisfied with the stolen data. He also released advertising revenue in excess of the LHR applicable to the GA102 and GA104 chipsets.

If $Lapsus carries out its threat, it means that any Nvidia 3000 series card can be turned into a cryptocurrency mining tool.

In addition to the direct impact of the high profitability of the extensive mining system. It is unclear how this decision will affect the graphics card market.

NVIDIA Hackers Threaten LHR Mining Performance Limiter

As Ethereum has the potential to move to the Proof of Stake concept in the first half of this year. Anyone who invests in other cryptocurrency miners has limited time to recover their investment and make a profit.

The group asked the company to delete the LHR locator itself in exchange for the waste records not revealing the stolen data.

The group claims to have stolen terabytes of sensitive information. It contains product schematics, driver and firmware data, documentation, special tools, and SDKs. More on Falcon.

Falcon is a special class of microcontrollers shipped inside all NVIDIA GPUs, and handles a variety of tasks from video decoding to memory copying to security.

The group claims that the company did not contact them when it published some of the stolen data. Sources familiar with the data said this was consistent with the group's claims.

The group confirmed that the company allegedly hacked the group to recover its data. But he said he backed up the data before the hackers tried, rendering Nvidia's efforts fruitless.

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