Samsung Gets Targeted by a Massive Hack

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Samsung Gets Targeted by a Massive Hack
Samsung Gets Targeted by a Massive Hack

The same cyber organisation that infiltrated Nvidia last week is now targeting Samsung, another industry behemoth. Soon after taking 1TB of data from Nvidia, including the company’s DLSS code, the hackers claim to have taken over 190GB of data from Samsung.

The hacker gang proposing to leak Samsung’s data with a screenshot of C/C++ instructions in the company’s software was reported by Bleeping Computer earlier this week. Shortly later, the hackers made the breach public, claiming to have acquired Samsung source code. Three compressed files totaling roughly 190GB are included in the leak.

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This information was distributed through torrent, and the hackers stated that they would be deploying additional servers so that peers may benefit from faster download speeds. Here’s a quick rundown of the leaked material:

  • Every Trusted Applet (TA) in Samsung’s TrustZone environment has its own source code.
  • Algorithms for unlocking biometrics in general
  • For all modern Samsung devices, the bootloader source code is available.
  • Samsung’s Activision servers’ source code, as well as Qualcomm’s proprietary source code
  • The source code for the mechanism that is used to authenticate Samsung accounts is available in its entirety.

Samsung has stated that it is investigating the intrusion, but no word on whether the hackers have demanded a ransom.

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