Samsung announced it was aware on the Monday of hackers who accessed the company’s internal data and gained access to the sources of Galaxy-branded devices such as smartphones.
The statement by Samsung, the South Korean electronics giant comes following the hacking group Lapsus$ announced on their Telegram channel, that they had obtained 190 gigabytes worth of private Samsung Source code.
Samsung did not mention any particular hackers in its statement , nor the specific data taken.
“We were recently informed of an attack on security that involved specific company information. As soon as we learned of the breach we re-enforced our security systems,” a Samsung spokesperson spoke to CNBC.
“According to our initial analysis, the breach involves some source codes relating to the operation of Galaxy devices, but does not include the personal information of our consumers or employees.”
Samsung’s consumer products like tablets and smartphones are sold under the Galaxy brand.
The company stated that it did not expect any adverse impact on its customers or business.
Lapsus$ is the exact company that claimed responsibility for a breach of data at the chip maker Nvidia in late June.