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Samsung says hackers breached firm knowledge, Galaxy smartphone supply code

Samsung says hackers breached firm knowledge, Galaxy smartphone supply code

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) – Samsung Electronics suffered a cyber-security breach that uncovered inner firm knowledge, together with supply code for the operation of its Galaxy smartphones, the corporate mentioned on Monday (March 7).

The assertion got here after a declare over the weekend that LAPSUS$, a hacking group that stole proprietary data from Nvidia’s networks, had gained entry to Samsung knowledge.

The Korean electronics big didn’t determine the attackers who compromised its methods. Measures to stop additional breaches have been put in place, a spokesman mentioned by way of textual content message, and prospects’ private knowledge was not affected.

“There was a safety breach referring to sure inner firm knowledge,” Samsung mentioned. “In response to our preliminary evaluation, the breach entails some supply code referring to the operation of Galaxy gadgets, however doesn’t embody the private data of our shoppers or workers. At the moment, we don’t anticipate any influence to our enterprise or prospects. We have now applied measures to stop additional such incidents and can proceed to serve our prospects with out disruption.”

The LAPSUS$ hackers posted a 190GB torrent file to their Telegram channel late Friday, claiming it contained confidential Samsung supply code that uncovered the corporate’s system safety methods.

Among the many gadgets listed had been algorithms for Samsung smartphone biometric authentication and bootloader supply code to bypass some working system controls.

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