Samsung Galaxy Source Code Compromised in Data Breach

The company says employee and consumer information were not affected.

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A cybersecurity breach has compromised Samsung source code data related to the operation of its Galaxy devices, the company said Monday. However, no personal information of Samsung customers or employees was exposed, according to an initial analysis done by the company. 

"We were recently made aware that there was a security breach relating to certain internal company data," Samsung said in an email to CNET. "Immediately after discovering the incident, we strengthened our security system." 

Samsung has not named who it believes is responsible for the breach, but Lapsus$, a hacking group that reportedly stole data from Nvidia, claimed responsibility on Friday after posting a 190GB torrent file to Telegram, according to Bloomberg. 

Samsung said that it doesn't expect the breach to impact its business or customers and that it has put preventive measures in place to block future incidents.