Cyber attack on Nvidia Leaked employee credentials and some proprietary information from the company, a US chipmaker said Tuesday. And, reflecting current events, the company felt the need to state that the attack was not related to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
“We have no evidence that ransomware is being installed in the Nvidia environment or that it is related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict,” a spokesman for Nvidia said in a statement. “However, we are aware that the entity dealing with the threat took employee credentials and some Nvidia proprietary information from our systems and began passing it online.”
The tech giant reported that on February 23 it became aware of a cybersecurity incident that affected IT resources. Shortly after the attack, Nvidia said it had further strengthened its network, “engaged cyber incident response experts, and alerted law enforcement.” The company did not provide further details on the scope of the attack, but said its team is working on analyzing the information that has been leaked to the Internet so far.
“We do not anticipate any disruption to our operations or the ability to service our customers as a result of the incident,” said an Nvidia spokesman in an email.
The cyberattack on Nvidia is approaching a record year in cybercrime incidents. thisAccording to a report by the Identity Theft Resource Center, it jumped 68 percent year-on-year in 2021 to its highest-ever result. Technology companies are one of the many targets of such attacks.
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