Samsung privacy walls breached as hackers leak 190 gigabytes of its critical data – Tech Observer

During a major data breach, a foreign hacking group allegedly breached Samsung Electronics’ privacy walls by hacking into key data. According to industry sources, the hacking group breached Samsung’s confidential source code and other classified data.

According to data extortion entity Lapsus$, he hacked into the South Korean tech giant’s system and leaked up to 190 gigabytes of its data and source code online, the sources said. The hacking group also said it downloaded the leaked data to download via torrent, Yonhap News Agency reports.

Meanwhile, Samsung officials said they are now assessing the situation. Samsung has suspended shipments of all its products to Russia.

“Due to current geopolitical developments, shipments to Russia have been suspended,” read a statement from an unnamed Samsung representative. According to The Verge, Samsung is also donating to humanitarian efforts.

“Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected and our priority is to ensure the safety of all of our employees and their families,” the company said.

“We plan to actively support humanitarian efforts in the region, including aid to refugees. To this end, we are donating $6 million, including $1 million in consumer electronics, as well as voluntary donations from our employees,” he added.

Comments are closed.