Nexperia [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6], a Dutch semiconductor company, fell victim to a cyberattack in March 2024 by the Dunghill group, a ransomware gang that leaked allegedly stolen data [2].


The breach resulted in the theft of trade secrets, chip designs [4], and customer data from major clients such as SpaceX, Apple [1] [5] [6], and Huawei [1] [5] [6]. Nexperia took immediate action by disconnecting compromised systems and engaging external experts to assess the extent of the breach. The hackers have already posted confidential documents on the dark web, potentially exposing crucial production secrets related to Nexperia’s chip manufacturing process. The company has reported the cyberattack to the Dutch Data Protection Authority and law enforcement, highlighting the importance of enhanced cybersecurity measures in light of increasing data breaches.


The cyberattack on Nexperia has significant implications for the company and its clients, with the potential for stolen data to be used maliciously. Moving forward, it is crucial for Nexperia and other organizations to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses to prevent future breaches and protect sensitive information. This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing threat posed by cybercriminals and the importance of proactive measures to safeguard against such attacks.