At a time of tension between and cyber attacks between Russia and Ukraine. The microchip company Nvidia, one of the largest in the United States, is investigating a possible computer attack that has taken several parts of its infrastructure offline for 48 hours, according to The Telegraph.
As reported, Nvidia’s email system and developer tools have suffered outages in the last two days, then suspected of a possible hack.
“We are investigating an incident. We do not have any additional information to share at this time,” an Nvidia spokesperson told The Telegraph.
Cyber cold war?
At the moment it is not clear what more systems or data was removed or stolen from Nvidia or its customers. The Silicon Valley-based company is worth more than US$600 billion, positioning it as one of the most highly valued companies in its field.
There are reasons why it could be a Russian cyber attack on Nvidia systems, since, within the US sanctions package against the Kremlin, it includes semiconductor technology.
Alejandro Mayorkas, the US secretary of homeland security, told tech companies this week to prepare for potential cyberattacks. “We have no information that suggests a credible cyber threat specific to the US homeland, but it is our responsibility to be prepared,” he said.
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