2 Mar 2022
Nvidia Hacked the Hacker Group Who Stole 1Tb of their Company Data
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According to a report by Vx-underground on its official Twitter handle, Nvidia reportedly hacked the hacker group called LAPSU$ that stole its data and encrypted the data, making it useless to anyone who doesn’t have the right encryption key.
The report also indicated that LAPSU$, an extortion group from South America, had illegally breached into Nvidia’s mailing server and squeezed malware on the software distribution server. This allowed the hacker group to purportedly get their hands on over 1 terabyte of Nvidia’s data. The nature of the data was unknown as Nvidia didn’t really reveal many details about the theft.
The hacker group is asking the GPU maker to remove the LHR limitations in the GeForce RTX 30 Series firmware (that will enable cryptocurrency mining on those cards) threatening to leak the folder's confidential hardware data.
Nvidia however has identified the attackers (based on screenshots shared by Vx-underground) and has infected the perpetrator’s system with ransomware and encrypted the stolen data in response to the attack.