Dutch chipmaker Nexperia hacked by cyber criminals

Dutch chipmaker Nexperia hacked by cyber criminals


Dutch chipmaker Nexperia hacked by cyber criminals

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch-headquartered chipmaker Nexperia was the victim of a hacking attack by cyber criminals last month, the Chinese-owned company said on Friday, and was investigating the incident with the help of outside specialists.

"Nexperia has become aware that an unauthorized third party accessed certain Nexperia IT servers in March 2024," the company said in a statement, confirming an earlier report by Dutch broadcaster RTL.

"We promptly took action and disconnected the affected systems from the Internet to contain the incident and implemented extensive mitigation."

The company said it had started an investigation with the support of third-party experts to determine the nature and scope of the incident. It did not say if it had suffered any damage or losses as a result of the hack, but RTL said the cyber criminals had published dozens of confidential documents on the dark web in a ransom demand.

The criminals claimed to have stolen hundreds of gigabytes of confidential information, RTL said, including trade secrets, chip designs and data relating to customers including Apple Huawei and SpaceX.