Threat Actors Leaking Information from Nvidia Cyberattack

Nvidia said there's no evidence that the attack is related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

March 1, 2022

2 Min Read
Data Leak

Malicious hackers are now leaking information they got from a cyberattack on artificial intelligence (AI) computing giant Nvidia last week.

According to The Telegraph, Nvidia experienced a “devastating” cyberattack that “completely compromised” the company’s internal systems.

Nvidia provided an update on the cyberattack.

“On Feb. 23, Nvidia became aware of a cybersecurity incident which impacted IT resources,” it said. “Shortly after discovering the incident, we further hardened our network, engaged cybersecurity incident response experts and notified law enforcement.”

No Evidence of Ransomware in Nvidia Cyberattack

Despite reports that the Lapsus$ ransomware gang carried out the attack, Nvidia said there’s no evidence of ransomware. It also said there’s no evidence that this is related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

“However, we are aware that the threat actor took employee credentials and some Nvidia proprietary information from our systems and has begun leaking it online,” the company said. “Our team is working to analyze that information. We do not anticipate any disruption to our business or our ability to serve our customers as a result of the incident.”

Security is a continuous process that “we take very seriously at Nvidia,” it said.

“And we invest in the protection and quality of our code and products daily,” it said.

According to TitanHQ, Lapsus$ debuted in January,  targeting several major organizations. And it will likely turn up in more places as the year unfolds.

Portugal’s largest media conglomerate, Impresa, was a target of Lapsus$ ransomware over the New Year holiday break. Impresa owns the country’s largest TV channel and newspaper, SIC and Expresso.

Nvidia designs and sells GPUs for gaming, cryptocurrency mining and professional applications, as well as chip systems for use in vehicles, robotics and other tools. Some of the company’s biggest competitors include Intel and AMD.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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