Lapsus$ hacks Samsung and leaks 190 gigabytes of data

Lapsus$ has hacked Samsung Electronics and leaked up to 190 gigabytes of its data and source code online, reports Yonhap news agency.
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Lapsus$ said that it uploaded the leaked confidential source code and other classified data for download via torrent.

Officials of Samsung Electronics, the leading technology company based in South Korea, said they are now assessing the cyber security situation. Meanwhile, Samsung has suspended shipments of all of its products to Russia.

Samsung Electronics posted KRW 76.57 trillion in revenue, and KRW 13.87 trillion in operating profit in the quarter ended December 31, 2021. Samsung reported KRW 279.6 trillion in revenue, and KRW 51.63 trillion in operating profit for the full year.

Samsung Electronics said on Monday that a recent cyber-attack by a hacking group on its system did not cause major harm to its business and customers.

In a statement posted on the company’s internal forum, Samsung said no personal information of its customers and employees was stolen and there will be no impact on its business operation.

There has been no personal data breach, although leaked information includes some source codes necessary to run the Galaxy phones, Samsung said.

The tech giant said it stepped up its security system to protect information as soon as it learned of the attempted hacking attack.

“We are looking for every means to stop additional data breach and protect employees and customers. We sincerely apologise for causing concerns,” Samsung said.

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