Samsung has confirmed a security breach after hacking group – Lapsus$ stole and exposed about 190 gigabytes of proprietary data, including source code for numerous technologies and algorithms for biometric unlock operations. The same group had previously broken into Nvidia and leaked hundreds of employee credentials on the internet.
“We were recently made aware that there was a security breach relating to certain internal company data. Immediately after discovering the incident, we strengthened our security system. According to our initial analysis, the breach involves some source codes relating to the operation of Galaxy devices but does not include the personal information of our consumers or employees. Currently, we do not anticipate any impact on our business or customers. We have implemented measures to prevent further such incidents and will continue to serve our customers without disruption.” the company spokesperson said.
It’s unclear whether Lapsus$ asked for a ransom from the South Korean tech giant before publishing the confidential information, as they did with Nvidia.