Samsung Source Codes Stolen

Threat actors have breached the South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics and stolen several source codes.

The source codes in question are instrumental in the operation of the organisation’s Galaxy devices.

In a statement to SamMobile on Monday, the company revealed that it had strengthened its security measures after identifying a breach “relating to certain internal company data.”

As yet, the company is not aware of the full scope of the breach but Samsung has announced that there is nothing to suggest that any personal information belonging to customers or employees has been compromised.

Samsung has, however, announced that normal business function is unlikely to be impacted, nor are customers likely to be affected.

“We were recently made aware that there was a security breach relating to certain internal company data,” said Samsung, “Immediately after discovering the incident, we strengthened our security system.

“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. Currently, we do not anticipate any impact to our business or customers.”

The company added that it had implemented “measures to prevent further such incidents” and said it would “continue to serve our customers without disruption.”

It is believed that data extortion group Lapsus$ is behind the breach, after the gang claimed to have penetrated Samsung’s network earlier this month.

The group published 190GB of confidential data they claim belongs to Samsung.

Reportedly, the data contains source codes and biometric unlocking algorithms tied to Samsung, alongside source codes belonging to the American multinational technology corporation Qualcomm.

The attack shortly follows Lapsus$ claiming to have hit US-based chip manufacturer Nvidia. The group reported that they have stolen 1TB of data, including all the silicon, graphics and computer chipset files “for all recent Nvidia GPUs.”


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