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American chipmaking company NVIDIA on Tuesday confirmed that its network was breached as a result of a cyber attack, enabling the perpetrators to gain access to sensitive data, including source code purportedly associated with its Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology.

“We have no evidence of ransomware being deployed on the NVIDIA environment or that this is related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict,” the company said in a security notice. “However, we are aware that the threat actor took employee passwords and some NVIDIA proprietary information from our systems and has begun leaking it online.”

The incident is said to have come to light on February 23, with the company noting that it’s taken steps to analyze the leaked information and that it’s enforcing all of its employees to change their passwords with immediate effect.

The confirmation comes days after The Telegraph last week reported that the company is investigating a potential cyber attack that took “parts of its business offline for two days.” Bloomberg, in a follow-on report, said the breach was a minor ransomware attack, citing a “person familiar with the incident.”

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