Samsung has confirmed that hackers have stolen sensitive internal company data and source code for Galaxy devices. The Korean tech giant confirmed yesterday, that the cybersecurity breach took place last week.
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A hacking outfit, Lapsus$, claimed responsibility for the attack when it was first reported earlier this month. The same organization was behind the recent breach of Computer systems developer, Nvidia.
According to reports, the group shared screenshots via its Telegram account purportedly showing approximately 200GB of stolen data from Samsung. The stolen data includes source code used in the encryption and biometric unlocking functions on the Galaxy hardware.
But, in a statement confirming the hack, Samsung neither confirmed nor deny the nature of data stolen. It also did not confirm or deny the identity of the hackers.
However, the company stated that the personal data of employees and customers remained intact.Bloomberg News reported Samsung as saying in a statement:
There was a security breach relating to certain internal company data. According to our initial analysis, the breach involves some source code relating to the operation of Galaxy devices, but does not include the personal information of our consumers or employees.
No cause for alarm
Samsung’s consumer products such as smartphones and tablets are under the Galaxy brand. The company said it does not anticipate any impact to its business or customers.
Currently, we do not anticipate any impact to our business or customers. We have implemented measures to prevent further such incidents and will continue to serve our customers without disruption.
Last month, Lapsus$ attempted to blackmail Nvidia to remove cryptocurrency mining limiters from certain GPUs and make the drivers for these video cards open source, lest it leaks its data online. In the Samsung case, it is not clear what concessions the hacking group was hoping to get.