NVIDIA has just had a very harsh response to the hacker group.
NVIDIA is the next big name to be targeted by hackers in 2022. According to a report from the Telegraph, the US computer hardware maker seems to have suffered a serious attack, possibly affects the majority of its business worldwide.
According to industry sources, NVIDIA was attacked by the LAPSU$ hacker group that originated in South America. This group may have stolen around 1TB of NVIDIA proprietary data.
The LAPSU$ team threatened that if NVIDIA did not remove the limitations related to the ability to mine virtual currency on its video card models, they would make the stolen data public. The link to download the alleged 1TB data package from NVIDIA is currently being shared on Telegram but has not been verified.
However, it seems that NVIDIA has made a move to counter the above hacker group.
A day after announcing the hack into NVIDIA servers, the LAPSU$ team denounced NVIDIA as a criminal. They said NVIDIA hacked directly into their own servers and encrypted all the data they stole. Not only that, all other data of the hacker was also installed by NVIDIA with ransomware.
Fortunately, according to the hacker group, they created backups of the files so they were not affected too much.
Hackers accuse NVIDIA
When asked about the hacking incident as well as the hacker counterattack, the NVIDIA representative only shared: “We are investigating a security incident. There is not any additional information to share at this time.”
According to The Telegraph, NVIDIA’s mail servers and software distribution servers were compromised. With that said, NVIDIA has not shared anything about the impact of the hack on its customers and users. In addition, the information that NVIDIA countered could completely be made up by the LAPSU$ hacker group.
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