The graphics card corporation, which also operates the cloud gaming subscription service GeForce Now, still has to give feedback as to whether or not the security breach damaged sensitive information of its customers or employees. However, it is believed that internal systems impacted include developer tools and email. According to cyber security expert Alan Woodward, Nvidia has undoubtedly been forced to shut down several of its internal systems to avoid additional damage. The greatest fear is that someone may have inserted something into one of the software upgrades. The firm is going through the procedure to check if there is any evidence that anything has altered in their programme, which they subsequently deploy to their clients.
A statement by Nvidia stated that their commercial and business operations would remain unhindered. They are presently assessing the nature and extent of the incident and have no more information to give at this moment.
The ransomware organisation that claimed credit for the Nvidia assault has purportedly been victim to its own ransomware strike. Facing difficulties in getting the transaction authorised by authorities, Nvidia and SoftBank resolved earlier this month to forgo the sale of Arm to the former. The $40 billion agreement, announced in September 2020, would have made UK semiconductor manufacturer Arm a subsidiary of Nvidia. As per a letter to investors from SoftBank, the two businesses cancelled the agreement owing to major regulatory obstacles delaying the conclusion of the transaction, notwithstanding good faith attempts by the parties.
-Adv. Sabrina Bath
(Content Writer, WCSF)