The South Korean company Samsung confirmed on Tuesday that part of the source code for the mobile phone Galaxy was stolen during a cyberattack earlier this month. The information was released by the tech after the criminals started sharing images of the stolen data in the group of encrypted messages. telegram.
The technology ensures that the approximately 190 GB of extracted data does not include any personal customer data. “We reinforced our security system immediately after discovering the incident,” read a company statement sent to reporters by E-mail. “Based on our initial analysis, the breach involves source code related to the operation of Galaxy devices, but does not include the personal information of our consumers or employees,” said the company, which says it does not foresee “any impact on the company or customers.”
Information about the cyberattack began to circulate in line on March 4 after the group of the Pirates Lapsus$ starts sharing messages about alleged data stolen from Samsung. It’s a group associated with several recent cyberattacksparticularly in Brazil: in December, Lapsus$ claimed responsibility for attacks against websites from the Brazilian Ministry of Health, the health service and the covid portal, as well as the websites the Federal Highway Police and the Brazilian Post and Telegraph Company. In February, the group also claimed responsibility for the attack on websites Portuguese media SIC and Expressalthough there is no concrete evidence of this.
More recently, criminals shared the login credentials of 71,000 Nvidia tech workers after the graphics card company refused to pay the ransom demanded by the attackers.
It is not known if Samsung has been the target of similar threats. So far, the South Korean company has not even confirmed whether the Lapsus$ group was responsible for the attack.
The identity of the band members is unknown. The Brazilian press suggests that the group will be made up of Colombians and a Spaniard, but does not specify the source of the information. The international press tends to characterize the band as originating from South America.