Online security groups say the South American hacker organization Lapsus$ is behind the current cyberattack on Nvidia. It claims Nvidia hacked them back, encrypted their data, and ransomed their computer systems.
Threatened to leak Nvidia employees’ security details
Lapsus$ claimed to have stolen 1 terabyte of data from Nvidia and threatened to publish the passwords and security credentials of Nvidia workers, according to Tech Spot. In order to back up its assertions, it provided screenshots, but they weren’t conclusive.
Lapsus$ later claimed Nvidia hacked it in retaliation. An Nvidia mobile device management tool allegedly allowed the company a backdoor into the group’s networks. In response, Nvidia remotely encrypted the stolen data and blocked Lapsus$ from accessing the company’s network.
Lapsus$ hasn’t shown a consistent strategy. He held the data ransom at first. Then they attacked Nvidia and exploited its political stance to legitimize their attack. The hackers say they’re retaliating for Nvidia hacking them back and exposing the information.
As per the report, it is not yet confirmed that Lapsus$ has disclosed the company’s employees’ security data. That Nvidia has ample time to update employee security details and render the leaked data useless is not confirmed. This data should be legally protected if it is connected to the functionality of the company’s GPUs. Lapsus$ appears to be battling to persuade Nvidia that a ransom is justified.
Nintendo Switch’s next iteration can be included in the leak
The files named “NVN2” appear to confirm prior rumors that Nintendo Switch’s upcoming iteration will include a modified Nvidia system-on-chip GPU that supports DLSS. Modder NWPlayer123 confirms this, stating that these files still use the Switch’s pre-launch codename, NX while mentioning Nvidia’s T234 or Tegra Orin processor.
As reported by Dotesport, the continuous use of NX and the NVN API name indicates this new processor is being built for the long-awaited Switch Pro rather than as a sequel console. This aligns with Nintendo’s position that the Switch is still in its cycle and can be extended.
The continuous use of NX and the NVN API name indicates this new processor is being built for the long-awaited Switch Pro rather than as a sequel console. This aligns with Nintendo’s position that the Switch is still in its cycle and can be extended.