NVIDIA, the largest chipmaker in the United States, with a capital of more than 600 billion dollars, could have been in the hands of hackers for at least two days. According to The Telegraph, the company is investigating whether this incident is related to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
According to the British newspaper, hackers have penetrated the firm’s mail system, as well as its development tools. Both systems have been disabled for two days, presumably to prevent data theft.
For its part, NVIDIA, through a statement, has indicated that they are investigating the incident and its scope. “Our business and commercial activities continue without interruption,” the company clarified.
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The biggest fear is that some widely used software such as drivers or GeForce Experience has been modified by injecting some malware inside, so the highest priority is to ensure that this software is well to prevent damage from spreading to customers of the company.
On the other hand, Rick Holland, the Digital Shadows specialist, indicates that regardless of the true details of the Nvidia incident, “without a doubt” there will be an uptick in cyber attacks in the coming days and weeks. Furthermore, he argued that it should not be immediately assumed that these are retaliation for Western sanctions against Russia.