According to a report published by The Telegraph, Nvidia was “completely compromised” from a cyber attack. A portion of the company’s services was forced offline for two days.
As indicated, the cyber attack it would have compromised Nvidia’s internal email system and also the developers’ tools. Since the middle of the week, workers have repeatedly seen their tools get blocked.
For the moment it is not clear whether the data of the users have been stolen or deleted. It could also be that nothing was stolen and that the only intent of the attack was to block Nvidia’s systems. A company spokesperson said: “We are investigating the incident. We have no further information to share at the moment.”
Alan Woodward – cyber security expert at the University of Surrey – told The Telegraph that Nvidia will likely lock down all internal systems to minimize the risk of further damage. “The real doubt is that someone has put something into a software update. They will have to check everything to see if there is any kind of signal related to changes in their software, which will then be distributed to customers.”
If the report turns out to be correct, this would be Nvidia’s second major attack in the past six months. In fact, we recall that last summer a list of unannounced games emerged via GeForce Now.