NVIDIA acknowledges it was hacked
Following the incident that occurred last week, NVIDIA has finally acknowledged that malicious actors have infiltrated the company’s servers.
Last week, it was reported that NVIDIA has been a victim of a cyberattack. An unknown group has been able to access NVIDIA internal systems and has supposedly managed to exfiltrate some data. A hacking group, LOPSUS$ has taken responsibility for this hack and confirmed they were able to extract as much as 1 TB of data.
The following days have been more or less a confirmation that this incident was more serious than previously thought. The hacking group confirmed that they now have the blueprints for NVIDIA Lite Hash Rate algorithm, a special code that is responsible for limiting GeForce RTX 30 graphics card cryptocurrency mining hash rate. This group is now actively selling a bypass method for LHR.
Till now, NVIDIA has not acknowledged that its were hacked, but this has changed today as NVIDIA released a new statement:
“On February 23, 2022, NVIDIA became aware of a cybersecurity incident which impacted IT resources. Shortly after discovering the incident, we further hardened our network, engaged cybersecurity incident response experts, and notified law enforcement.
We have no evidence of ransomware being deployed on the NVIDIA environment or that this is related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. However, we are aware that the threat actor took employee credentials and some NVIDIA proprietary information from our systems and has begun leaking it online. Our team is working to analyze that information. We do not anticipate any disruption to our business or our ability to serve our customers as a result of the incident.
Security is a continuous process that we take very seriously at NVIDIA – and we invest in the protection and quality of our code and products daily.”
— NVIDIA statement on the incident
Yesterday, the group that managed to compromise NVIDIA servers has begun sharing files that were downloaded from the company’s servers. This led to the first information on NVIDIA’s future architecture being exposed.