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NVIDIA may have been hit with a cyberattack

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Nvidia Keycap (Image credit: NVIDIA)

What you need to know

  • NVIDIA may have suffered a cyberattack.
  • NVIDIA publicly stated it's "investigating an incident," but did not confirm whether it'd been the victim of cybercriminal activity.
  • The attack is said to have caused outages for the company's email systems as well as its various developer tools.

In a world fraught with cybercrime, no country or organization is safe. That includes NVIDIA, which has reportedly been hit by a network intrusion that's taken some of its systems offline.

According to a report by The Telegraph, NVIDIA has suffered multiple days' worth of outages as the result of a cyberattack that's negatively affected both the company's developer tools as well as its email systems.

"We are investigating an incident. We don't have any additional information to share at this time," said an NVIDIA spokesperson.

The Telegraph report says that an insider defined NVIDIA's internal systems as "completely compromised" by the network intrusion, though it remains unclear what the full extent of the alleged attack was. At present, there aren't details on whether data's been pilfered.

NVIDIA is the maker of some of the best graphics cards on the market and is a major industry player in the chip game. It suffered a blow recently with the death of its attempted Arm acquisition, which failed to come to fruition for numerous reasons including rival companies' influence and regulator crackdowns.

We will update our coverage in the event NVIDIA shares more information on the reported attack. It's worth noting that cybercriminal activity is nothing new, even on a large enough scale to affect corporations. It's become a big enough nuisance and worry for major companies that entities such as Microsoft have gone so far as to take the fight back to hackers and cybercriminals.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.