The credential of more than 71,000 Nvidia employees has been leaked by the hacker group Lapsus$. The group threatened the company if the company didn’t fulfill its demand they will leak the data.
Hacker’s group stole the company data during a ransomware attack and give the threat to release it if Nvidia didn’t remove its cryptocurrency mining limiter Lite Hash Rate (LHR) from its RTX 30-series video cards. Nvidia didn’t accept the demand and the group has since issued another demand and claims it will release even more data if Nvidia doesn’t comply
This week Lapsus$ took credit for the leak of the information about 6 supposed unannounced GPUs & source code for DLSS. The digital ransom demands that Nvidia make its RTX GPU drivers open source and it also demands to remove the 30-series mining limiter.
The SA hacker group claimed that it can access Nvidia servers for over a week & steal the data of at least 1 TB during its ransomware attack. Nvidia confirmed with PC Mag that a threat actor took some Nvidia proprietary information from our systems and employee credentials. Now it has begun leaking it online.
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Today’s leak of employee credentials includes employee email addresses & NTLM password hashes which according to Have I Been Pwned are already being cracked and circulated within the hacking community.
Lapsus$ amended its demand on Tuesday and stated that till Friday, 4th March to make all current and future GPU drivers open source by the Nvidia. If the company doesn’t fulfill the demand, the group gives the threat to release information regarding silicon chip files and closely-guarded trade secrets for graphics including schematics and computer chipsets in a public Telegram message group.