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Lapsus$, the ransomware group that claims to have hacked into Nvidia in the middle of last week, threatens to reveal the “best kept secrets” of the multinational specializing in the development of graphics chips unless their demands are met this Friday.

What’s more, according to leak monitoring website Have I Been Pwned, the attackers managed to seize more than 70,000 user credentials from Nvidia employees. On March 2, email addresses and passwords of some of the compromised accounts began to leak on the web.

Nvidia takes it in stride

Nvidia, for its part, has decided to take this episode with a grain of salt. In his web page qualifies the event as an “incident” that is being investigated. He also acknowledges that an attacker “took employee passwords and some proprietary information” and started leaking it online.

“Shortly after discovering the incident, we further strengthened our network, hired cybersecurity incident response experts, and notified law enforcement.”

In a update made on Tuesday mentions that all employees have been asked to change their passwords and that they have no evidence that their internal systems have been affected by ransomware or that the “security incident” is related to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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Those who claim to be the attackers play their strategy to extort money from the American giant. Lapsus$ claims to have in its possession the schemes, the source code and more information on the latest Nvidia developmentsincluding the RTX 3090 Ti graphics card that has not been announced yet.

Hackers against the blockade to mine ethereum

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Now, the demands of hackers do not go unnoticed. The group calls for Nvidia to remove the Lite Hash Rate (LHR) feature, which reduces Ethereum mining capabilities, from its 3080, 3070, 3060 Ti and other series graphics cards so that they reach the hands of gamers instead of to the miners.

But that is not all. Lapsus$ says it will also leak stolen hardware data if Nvidia doesn’t release the source code of the drivers of its graphics chips for macOS, Windows and Linux. The deadline imposed by the alleged attackers is this Friday, March 4. Will the company give in to the threats? We do not know. Now it only remains to wait.

Via | TechCrunch

Lapsus$, the ransomware group that claims to have hacked into Nvidia in the middle of last week, threatens to reveal…

Lapsus$, the ransomware group that claims to have hacked into Nvidia in the middle of last week, threatens to reveal…

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