Sci-Tech
Tuesday Mar 08 2022
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Web Desk

Samsung confirms data breach

By
Web Desk
The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, on July 4, 2017. — Reuters
The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, on July 4, 2017. — Reuters

  • South Korean giant company Samsung gets hacked.
  • Lapus$ takes responsibility for stealing source code of Galaxy devices.
  • Samsung assures no impact on customers.


Samsung has confirmed it suffered a cybersecurity breach that had exposed company data, including the source code for the operation of Galaxy smartphones, Bloomberg News reported.

The development comes days after hacker group Lapus$ — which was also involved in stealing proprietary information from Nvidia’s networks —claimed it had gained Samsung's confidential data.

"Among the items listed were algorithms for Samsung smartphone biometric authentication and bootloader source code to bypass some operating system controls," the publication said.

But Samsung, according to the publication, assured that the data stolen did not include any personal information about the employees or the users.

After the cybersecurity breach, necessary steps for security had been immediately taken, The Korean electronics giant said, but did not confirm which group had hacked their data.

They added that no negative impact to the customers or the business was expected.