Nvidia ha*ked has nothing to do with the Russia-Ukraine war. How Nvidia Got Attacked For Money?
How Nvidia Got Attacked For Money?
According to Bloomberg , graphics card maker Nvidia has been the victim of a rans*mware attack in the past few days. Nvidia issued a public statement about the attack on Friday, acknowledging that the attack did take place, but did not elaborate on the extent of the ha*king. “We are still working to assess the nature and extent of this incident and do not have further information to share with you,” Nvidia said in a statement.
A Bloomberg source at Nvidia described the ha*k as relatively minor and denied its connection to the recent war between Russia and Ukraine. There are concerns that Russia has launched cyber warfare against Western countries in retaliation for sanctions against Russia and aid to Ukraine.
In separate reports, the Telegraph and Tom’s Hardware provided an overview of the scale of the attack. Nvidia’s email system and development tools have apparently been down for a few days. Either directly due to an attack or as a defensive move by Nvidia.
HotHardware further reported that a rans*mware group called Lapsus claimed responsibility for the attack. And released censored screenshots of Nvidia’s proprietary directories and source code. They even threatened that if Nvidia did not pay the rans*m, Will publish them in full.
On the other hand, it seems that Lapsus itself has been attacked, which some consider a retaliatory move by Nvidia. While such a move by a $ 600 billion company may seem unlikely, the increased risk of cyber security threats may encourage companies to take an out-of-frame approach to countermeasures. Nvidia is expected to see more transparency about this attack and its consequences in the coming days.