Nexperia, Dutch Chipmaker, Discloses Cyberattack

Nexperia, a Dutch-based chipmaker, revealed on Friday that it fell victim to a cyberattack orchestrated by malicious actors last month. The company, which is owned by Wingtech, disclosed it is collaborating with external specialists to investigate the incident.
Nexperia cyber security newsNexperia acknowledged that certain IT servers were accessed by an unauthorized third party in March 2024. In response, the company swiftly took measures to isolate the affected systems from the internet and deployed extensive mitigation efforts to contain the breach.

Nexperia did not reveal the name of its technology partner which is responsible for blocking cyber security attacks. Nexperia has revealed that it is working with external cybersecurity expert FoxIT to investigate the full extent and impact of the cyber security matter.

Nexperia, formerly the Standard Products division of chipmaker NXP, was spun off in 2016 and subsequently acquired by China’s Wingtech in 2018. The company specializes in manufacturing essential chips, transistors, and diodes.

In light of the data breach, Nexperia has initiated an investigation, with the assistance of third-party experts, to ascertain the nature and extent of the intrusion. While the company refrained from disclosing any potential damages or losses resulting from the cyberattack, news reports indicated that the perpetrators had circulated numerous confidential documents on the dark web, accompanied by a ransom demand.

According to RTL’s findings, the cybercriminals claimed to have exfiltrated hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive information, including trade secrets, chip designs, and data pertaining to prominent customers such as Apple, Huawei, and SpaceX.

InfotechLead.com News Desk

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