Samsung allegedly hacked by foreign entity, confidential data leaked


Samsung Electronics was allegedly hacked by a foreign hacking group, which breached its confidential source code and other classified data, industry sources said.

Data extortion entity Lapsus$ claimed to have hacked into the South Korean tech giant’s system and leaked up to 190 gigabytes of its data and source code online, the sources say.

He also said he downloaded the leaked data to download via torrent, Yonhap News Agency reports.

Samsung officials said they are currently assessing the situation.

Meanwhile, Samsung has suspended shipments of all of its products to Russia.

“Due to current geopolitical developments, shipments to Russia have been suspended,” read a statement from an anonymous Samsung representative, via Samsung’s generic PR email address.

According to The Verge, Samsung is also donating to humanitarian efforts.

“Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected and our priority is to ensure the safety of all of our employees and their families,” the company said.

“We plan to actively support humanitarian efforts in the region, including helping refugees. To that end, we are donating $6 million, including $1 million in consumer electronics, as well as donations volunteers from our employees,” he added.



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