Samsung Reports that Galaxy Source Code Stolen by Hackers

Samsung has confirmed on Monday that hackers breached its internal company data, gaining access to some source codes of Galaxy-branded devices like smartphones.

“We were recently made aware that there was a security breach relating to certain internal company data. Immediately after discovering the incident, we strengthened our security system,” a Samsung spokesperson said.

The statement from the South Korean electronics giant came after hacking group Lapsus$ claimed that it had stolen 190 gigabytes of confidential Samsung source code over the weekend via its Telegram channel.

However, Samsung did not name any specific hackers or data in its statement.

“According to our initial analysis, the breach involves some source codes relating to the operation of Galaxy devices, but does not include the personal information of our consumers or employees,” the spokesperson said, adding that the company does not anticipate any impact on its business or customers.

Lapsus$ is the same group that claimed responsibility for a data breach of chip giant Nvidia last month.


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