The manufacturer of Nvidia chips confirmed that last week its systems were subjected to a cyber attack, as a result of which attackers gained access to proprietary information and employee credentials.
As SecurityLab previously reported, the South American group Lapsus$ claimed responsibility for the incident, claiming that 1 TB of data was stolen from Nvidia. Hackers also published hashes of passwords, according to them, belonging to employees of the company, and an archive of documents with a size of almost 20 GB.
According to Nvidia, no signs of ransomware were found. Nevertheless, the company confirmed the fact of the leak of credentials and proprietary information. The incident did not affect the company’s business processes and the ability to serve customers.
In particular, as a result of the attack, the source code of NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology, which is the company’s business card, could have been stolen. TechPowerUp portal published a screenshot obtained from an anonymous source, which shows the source files and even the NVIDIA DLSS Programming Guide document.
Of course, whoever has the source code in their hands will be able to analyze it and use it for a variety of purposes. AMD and Intel may even be interested in them in order to improve their own technologies.