AMD allegedly suffers from major data breach

AMD investigates reported data breach that may include future AMD product specs, databases, source code, and more

A major hacking group has claimed to have breached AMD’s security, reportedly stealing confidential data from the chipmaking giant. So far, AMD has not confirmed that a data breach has taken place, but are working with law enforcement to investigate these claims.

The group behind this alleged hack claims to have both employee and product information. This includes the specifications of future products, employee databases, customer databases, and financial information. Additionally, ROMs and source code have reportedly been stolen.

Below is AMD’s official statement regarding this alleged data breach.

We are aware of a cybercriminal organization claiming to be in possession of stolen AMD data.

We are working closely with law enforcement officials and a third-party hosting partner to investigate the claim and the significance of the data.

– AMD Statement

IntelBroker, the hacking group behind this alleged breach, claims that they compromised AMD’s security earlier this month. This resulted in the alleged theft of a large amount of sensitive information.

Currently it is unknown if this hack is legitimate, or if it is a hoax. AMD are investigating the alleged breach, and are working with law enforcement and third parties to investigate the event.

This data breach has the potential to be hugely damaging for AMD. Not only could AMD’s stolen data be used to reveal the company’s product roadmap, leaked employee and customer information could be used illicitly.

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