Hackers got 190 GB of confidential data from Samsung

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On Friday, the South American hacker group Lapsus$ posted 190gb of data obtained as a result of a cyberattack on the South Korean tech giant Samsung.

The hackers claim to have also obtained the bootloader source code for all the latest Samsung devices, and access to code related to highly sensitive features such as biometric authentication and encryption on the device.

The leak also allegedly includes sensitive data from Qualcomm. The entire database contains about 190 GB of data and is actively distributed via torrents.

Samsung representatives said they are currently trying to assess the situation and the extent of the damage.

The Lapsus$ group took responsibility for the recent hacking of Nvidia, demanding that the chip manufacturer eliminate restrictions on cryptocurrency mining in some of the company’s GPUs. It is still unclear what requirements Lapsus$ imposes on Samsung. The group has previously stated that its actions were not politically motivated.

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