Chinese hackers had access to data from the largest European chip developer, NXP, for more than two years.

by alex

The scale of the leak has not yet been reported

The hacker group Chimera, which the media associates with China, had access to data from the Dutch company NXP for two years.

Китайские хакеры более двух лет имели доступ к данным крупнейшего европейского разработчика микросхем — компании NXP

Over the course of more than two years, from late 2017 to early 2020, hackers reportedly stole a lot of data from NXP. Moreover, we are not talking about personal data of employees, but about intellectual property. Including the design of microcircuits. There is no full picture of the damage yet, but NXP is Europe's largest chip designer.

Interestingly, perhaps the attackers would still have access to NXP data if it were not for a similar attack on Transavia. An investigation into this incident led investigators to evidence that NXP had been hacked.

Interestingly, NXP claims that, despite the scale of the hack, the company did not suffer any material damage, since the allegedly stolen data is too complex, which is why it cannot simply be used for the needs of some other companies.

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