According to reportage from Bleeping Computer, Lapsus$,
The same team that hacked Nvidia last week. Also successfully hacked Korean tech giant Samsung. Lapsus$ has released almost 190GB of sensitive data, including source code for proprietary applications. And data storage associated with various Samsung projects. It is not yet clear what the timing of the Samsung hack is. What contacts do the hackers have with the company? There have been no public demands, such as Lapsus$’s call for open-source drivers. And the removal of Nvidia’s LHR crypto mining limiter.
Bleeping Computer is currently awaiting a response from Samsung regarding this.
Wccftech reports that Samsung representatives will only say that they are currently assessing the situation. While the average enthusiast has no choice but to sit back and watch events like this unfold, these Nvidia and Samsung hacks should prompt us all to an extra level of cybersecurity caution. Register informed The Nvidia leak included expired code signing certificates that would still be accepted by Windows, opening a potentially dangerous path for malware. The Samsung leak so far included the source code of trusted apps on Samsung devices, as well as the algorithms used in the company’s biometrics tools. Perhaps now is the time to check out our guide to the best antivirus programs.