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Nvidia Breach Seen as Ransomware Attack Unconnected to Ukraine

  • Chipmaker says it’s evaluating scope and nature of the event
  • Nvidia chips have growing role in data center AI processing
Nvidia headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

Nvidia headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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A cyber breach suffered by Nvidia Corp. in recent days appears to have been a ransomware attack that’s not connected to the crisis in Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the incident. 

The hack looks to be relatively minor and not fueled by geopolitical tensions, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. Nvidia, the most valuable publicly traded chipmaker in the U.S., disclosed the breach earlier on Friday, saying it was investigating an attack on its computer systems.