AMD issues update on recent security breach

AMD was hacked, but it won’t have a “material impact” on their business

AMD has released an updated statement regarding their recent security breach. The company has confirmed that a “limited amount of information” was stolen, but that this information should not have a “material impact” on the company.

No business critical information has been stolen from AMD. Based on the statement below, only information “related to specifications used to assemble certain AMD products” was accessed. Additionally, AMD claims that the information was accessed from a “third-party vendor site”, and not AMD directly.

Based on our investigation, we believe a limited amount of information related to specifications used to assemble certain AMD products was accessed on a third-party vendor site,

We do not believe this data breach will have a material impact on our business or operations.

AMD Statement – Via Bloomberg

Previously, it was alleged that the AMD security breach was much more significant. The group behind this hack claimed to have both employee and product information from AMD. This included the specifications of future products, employee databases, customer databases, and financial information. Additionally, ROMs and source code were also alleged to have been stolen. Now, it looks like the hack was a lot smaller in scale.

AMD has previously stated that they are working with law enforcement and third parties to investigate this data breach. Efforts will be made to further secure AMD’s data, hopefully preventing hacks of this kind in the future.

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