Ubisoft cybersecurity incident likely behind NVIDIA and Samsung hackers

Ubisoft ‘cybersecurity incident’ likely behind NVIDIA and Samsung hackers

South American hacker group Lapsus$ has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on gaming giant Ubisoft’s resources. The company publishes statementafter which in the result “Cybersecurity Incident” No user data was stolen.

Image source: Gerd Altmann / pixabay.com

Image source: Gerd Altmann / pixabay.com

The Lapsus$ group hackers reacted to the publication of the resource The edge News about hacking Ubisoft resources. A message appeared on a Telegram channel, allegedly owned by the group, with a link to the material released by the publication and an extremely succinct comment – an emoji with a grinning face. This could well mean that hackers are responsible for this incident.

Image source: theverge.com

Image source: theverge.com

The consequences of what happened are not yet clear. The company confirmed that the incident did indeed take place and said its IT team is investigating the incident with experienced experts. Games and services have resumed their normal operations, but most importantly, no evidence has been found that attackers managed to access players’ personal information, or that such information was made public. However, the passwords of all company employees have been reset.

The Lapsus$ hacker group made itself known by hacking NVIDIA’s internal resources and stealing about 1 TB of information – as a result, the data of 71,000 employees of the company were disclosed, the source code of the DLSS technology was published and the LHR source codes were put up for sale for $1 million. The attackers then hacked Samsung resources and stole 190 GB of information.



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