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NVIDIA Hack Gets more serious, hackers make new demand


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Nvidia is reportedly in the middle of dealing with some kind of cyber attack that has lasted two days so far, according to various media sources as well as the company itself. Reports indicate the attack, which is still being investigated, has taken out the company’s email systems and its developer tools, but it’s unclear if other components of the company’s business were similarly affected by the intrusion into its networks. It’s also not clear if the situation poses a threat to any of Nvidia’s partners.

 

According to The Telegraph, one company insider said the unwelcome intrusion has “completely compromised” the company’s internal systems, but that portions of its email service had resumed operation as of Friday, the 25th. An Nvidia spokesperson confirmed the unfortunate event, but offered few details. “We are investigating an incident. We don’t have any additional information to share at this time,” the spokesperson said. It’s unclear at press time whether any data was stolen from Nvidia’s servers, or to what extent any damage was caused. Reports indicate the company hasn’t yet discovered who the perpetrator is, but the Telegraph reports that the company hadn’t alerted any of its partners to the intrusion as of press time. However, Nvidia has many partners so it’s doubtful the paper could have queried all of them.

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Nvidia has been hit by a cyber attack from an unknown source. Investigations are ongoing as the company secures its systems.

 

Always seems a little interesting in a menacing way when such large companies get hit with stuff like this. 

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Further development:

 

https://videocardz.com/newz/hacking-group-threatens-to-leak-nvidia-gpu-driver-and-firmware-data-already-selling-ga102-104-lhr-algorithm-bypass

 

Notably: "...which means that the group has allegedly found the algorithm that was responsible for the crypto mining hash rate limiter implemented into the RTX 30 series last year."

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On 28/02/2022 at 12:59, Supercrumpet said:

Further development:

 

https://videocardz.com/newz/hacking-group-threatens-to-leak-nvidia-gpu-driver-and-firmware-data-already-selling-ga102-104-lhr-algorithm-bypass

 

Notably: "...which means that the group has allegedly found the algorithm that was responsible for the crypto mining hash rate limiter implemented into the RTX 30 series last year."

 

Yeah, I reckon we will see a real tool for removing the crypto mining hash rate limiter very soon lol.

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7 minutes ago, mouacyk said:

Or one to flash custom-modified BIOSes for Pascal through Ampere GPUs.

Ohhhh, yeah that would be grand!

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Update: https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-data-breach-aftermath-gets-more-serioushackers-make-new-demand.html

 

NVIDIA Data Breach Aftermath Gets more serious, hackers make new demand

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The aftermath of the NVIDIA breach is slowly disclosing more and more info about pending products. Yesterday an older version of DLSS source code was already spotted, new GPU architectures have been confirmed as in Blackwell, Hopper and Ada Lovelace. And today the number of streaming multiprocessors of Ampere successors.

 

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  • UltraMega changed the title to NVIDIA Hack Gets more serious, hackers make new demand

My face when the hackers are actually threatening to do good......

 

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Just give us the ability to flash/mod BIOS's for all the generations of cards we have been unable to haha. 

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12 minutes ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Just restore the ability to flash/mod BIOS's for all the generations of cards we have been unable to haha. 

Fixed. 😛

 

Reminder, we've had the ability to flash / mod OUR OWN dang cards since GeForce 6 series I believe it was (6600GT era) and Radeon 9000 series back in the 90's / early 2000's.  This is a function they've removed in recent times.  Not asking for much, just restoring functions we've always had available to us. 🙂 

EDIT:  And I think its quite dumb that we have to beg "hackers" to restore functions simply because the manufacturers have deemed those functions not allowed.  Not allowed, on hardware we've bought and paid for and own.  If I want to light my GPU on fire, I should be allowed to.  If I want to chuck it out a window of a moving vehicle and watch it get run over, I should be allowed to.  If I want to flash it to hopefully unlock some hidden features that were disabled for one reason or another........I should be able to. 🙂 

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12 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

Fixed. 😛

 

Reminder, we've had the ability to flash / mod OUR OWN dang cards since GeForce 6 series I believe it was (6600GT era) and Radeon 9000 series back in the 90's / early 2000's.  This is a function they've removed in recent times.  Not asking for much, just restoring functions we've always had available to us. 🙂 

EDIT:  And I think its quite dumb that we have to beg "hackers" to restore functions simply because the manufacturers have deemed those functions not allowed.  Not allowed, on hardware we've bought and paid for and own.  If I want to light my GPU on fire, I should be allowed to.  If I want to chuck it out a window of a moving vehicle and watch it get run over, I should be allowed to.  If I want to flash it to hopefully unlock some hidden features that were disabled for one reason or another........I should be able to. 🙂 

I agree, there is no real good reason to lock it down. Granted they can take a stance regarding not wanting users to undermine another product line by enhancing another through BIOS mods....but even so, how many average joes are flashing their GPU's ? . 

 

It's a block for the sake of blocking.

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