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Samsung’s internal company data hacked

Source code used by Samsung for encryption and biometric unlocking mechanisms on Galaxy gear is said to be leaked

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Samsung, the South Korean technology titan, has admitted that hackers had stolen internal business data as well as source code for Samsung’s Galaxy series smartphones.

The breach was first revealed earlier this month, and the hacker organization, Lapsu$, claimed responsibility for the intrusion. The hacker group, which previously hacked Nvidia, apparently posted pictures of about 200GB of stolen data, including source code used by Samsung for encryption and biometric unlocking mechanisms on Galaxy gear.

Samsung in a statement today, neither confirmed nor denied the hackers’ identity, nor did it say whether the hackers took encryption and biometric data or not. Nevertheless, the company assured that no personal data related to employees or the customers had been stolen.

According to Samsung’s statement, reported by Bloomberg News, “There was a security breach relating to company’s internal data.” In addition, “according to our initial findings, we have found that the hack contains some source code related to the functioning of Galaxy devices but does not include any personal information of our customers or staff.”

Moreover, “We have implemented safeguards to prevent similar incidents in the future, and we will continue to serve our clients without any disruption,” said Samsung.

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