Hackers Are Selling Software to Bypass Ethereum Hashrate Limiter on Nvidia

LAPSUS$, a group that claims to be responsible for a recent hack of chipmaker Nvidia (NVDA), where they stole more than 1 TB of internal data, said they are now selling software that will bypass a security measure employed by the company to keep miners away from its products. They said that the Ethereum Lite Hash Rate (LHR) limiter will be bypassed easily, this limit was just for miners to constraint their GPU mining.

According to an email statement from the company, it became aware of a cybersecurity incident on February 23 that affected its IT resources. In order to respond, it hardened its network, engaged cybersecurity incident response experts, and notified law enforcement.

Hackers Are Selling Software to Bypass Ethereum Hashrate Limiter on Nvidia
Hackers Are Selling Software to Bypass Ethereum Hashrate Limiter on Nvidia

“We are aware that the threat actor took employee credentials and some Nvidia proprietary information from our systems and has begun leaking it online,” a representative from Nvidia said.

The company said that it doesn’t expect any disruption to its business and that it is analyzing the breached information.

Last year, Nvidia introduced “hash rate limiters” for its flagship GeForce graphics cards to keep more products available for its core gaming audience. According to a recent Wall Street conference, the chipmaker said that almost all of its Ampere-based products will include a hash rate limiter to determiners from using them for mining.

To further keep its product lines separate, Nvidia also introduced a crypto-specific mining chip last year, called Cryptocurrency Mining Processors (CMP). Nvidia said its CMP-related revenue fell to $24 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended Jan. 30, a 77% decline from $105 million in the previous quarter.

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