Hackers breached Samsung and stole Galaxy source code
Hacking group Lapsus$ claimed it had stolen 190 gigabytes of confidential Samsung source code over the weekend
March 7, 2022 3:41pm
Updated: March 7, 2022 5:28pm
Hackers breached Samsung’s internal company data on Monday and gained access to Galaxy source codes, the South Korean technology company said in a statement.
“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,” a Samsung spokesperson told CNBC
Samsung became aware of the breach after hacking group Lapsus$ claimed it had stolen 190 gigabytes of confidential Samsung source code over the weekend.
The stolen data included source codes for their Galaxy line, including smartphones and tablets.
“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,” the statement said.
Lapsus$ recently hacked the technology Nvidia and tried to blackmail the company, threatening to leak its data unless it removed cryptocurrency mining from GPUs. However, it is unclear if the hacker group has made any threats to Samsung.