​​Micro-Managed: AMD Investigates IntelBroker Hack 

AMD is investigating a potential data breach after a notorious hacker, known as IntelBroker, announced they were selling sensitive data allegedly stolen from AMD. This was posted on the BreachForums cybercrime forum.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), founded in 1969, is a leading semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California. AMD designs and manufactures high-performance CPUs and GPUs, known for its Ryzen and Radeon brands. These power everything from desktops and laptops to gaming consoles like PlayStation and Xbox.

What’s Been Compromised? The hacker claims to have a treasure trove of AMD’s sensitive information, including:

  • Details on future products
  • Customer and employee databases
  • Datasheets, source code, property files, and firmware
  • Financial documents
  • Employee info like names, job roles, phone numbers, and email addresses

IntelBroker has even shared screenshots to back up these claims, suggesting the data was obtained in June 2024.

AMD’s Response: AMD is taking this seriously and working closely with law enforcement and a third-party hosting partner to investigate the breach’s scope and authenticity. An AMD spokesperson mentioned that the data might have come from a third-party hosting provider rather than AMD’s own systems.

Background: This isn’t the first time AMD has faced a data breach. Back in 2020, they dealt with a similar situation involving stolen files related to their graphics products. IntelBroker, the hacker behind this, has a track record of targeting major companies and has previously offered data from Acuity, Zscaler, and even Europol for sale.

Market Impact: The immediate reaction saw AMD’s shares dipping slightly in after-hours trading. 

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