Nvidia was hacked by ransomware hackers last week, and they claim to have taken a terabyte of important data. If the attackers’ increasingly odd demands are not granted, they have threatened to disseminate the stolen data.
The hackers originally demanded that Nvidia remove crypto mining restrictions from its GPUs, but they have since added even more ridiculous demands. Nvidia’s “closely guarded trade secrets” will be released unless the business makes its hardware drivers open-source, according to the hacker organisation.
Lapsus$, a hacker collective, has already begun leaking information. Hackers obtained and exposed the credentials of nearly 71,000 Nvidia workers, according to the data breach monitoring website Have I Been Pwned. Email passwords, Windows password hashes, and other information are included.
Employee passwords were leaked from Nvidia, but no countermeasures were mentioned, such as alerting the victims or demanding password resets. Nvidia hasn’t updated their incident response page since Thursday, despite the growing hacking threat.
Nvidia was given until March 4 to make a decision, which was yesterday. Since then, there have been no updates, it’s unclear whether the hackers have actually leaked the company’s “trade secrets.” However, if additional information becomes available, we will update this section.