• Nvidia GPUs are hacked and mining restrictions are removed; here’s what happens next

  • According to WuBlockchain, the most current Nvidia GPU hack raised GPU efficiency from 20% to 40%. Following the initial attack, crooks threatened the company with releasing the driver to the public.

    According to the paper, the private driver that removes limits from graphic cards allows for a 20 to 40% increase in mining efficiency. Before releasing the GPUs to the public, the company first limited the hashrate of each piece.

    LHR (Low Hash Rate) GPUs arrived on the market in response to the rising demand for graphical processors for cryptocurrency mining.

    Following the original attack, the LAPSUS hacking organization sent out a message offering to sell the customized driver that circumvents the manufacturer’s LHR constraint. The driver will support Nvidia’s RTX 3000 GPU series, according to the statement.

    In February 2021, Nvidia released a specialized Crypto Mining Processor with a much greater hashrate. However, despite the noisy introduction and great expectations for the products, a lack of upgrades and poor usability resulted in a dip in sales later on.

    Miners are quitting the market due to a significant decline in revenue, according to the Bitcoin and other PoW cryptocurrency hashrate. However, as retail miners exit the market, companies such as Marathon expand their offerings by mining 3,197 Bitcoins in 2021 with 32,150 miners and holding about 8,956 Bitcoins as of Feb. 28, 2022.

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