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AMD: ‘Hackers had no access to business-critical data’

AMD: ‘Hackers had no access to business-critical data’

Update 20/06 – Laura Herijgers: AMD has already shared insights from the preliminary investigation. The hackers would not have stolen any business-critical information. The hackers also claimed to have stolen databases with data from (former) employees. There is no furthers information provided about this claim, which still makes it a possibility that this sensitive information was stolen.

“Based on our investigation, we believe that a limited amount of information regarding the specifications used to assemble certain AMD products was accessed through a third-party vendor site,” a company spokesperson told Bloomberg. “We do not believe this data breach will have a material impact on our business or operations.”

Original 19/06 – Floris Hulshoff Pol: Cybercriminals may have stolen data from AMD and put it up for sale on the hacker forum BreachForums. AMD says it is investigating the potential incident.

According to a post on X, hackers from IntelBroker recently allegedly captured data in an attack on chipmaker AMD. A BreachForum user has since reportedly put the data up for sale and posted screenshots of it.

The stolen data is alleged to include details of future AMD products, databases containing the details of (former) employees, specification lists, real estate files, ROMs, source code, firmware and financial data.

This data is also said to include personal information, such as user IDs, users’ full names, positions, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and more.

AMD confirms

In a statement, AMD itself says it is aware of the hacking claims. The chip company is working with law enforcement and a hosting provider to investigate whether a breach actually occurred.


IntelBroker hackers have already captured data from members of the U.S. Congress and General Electric last year. BreachForums was taken offline two weeks ago, but is active again. Recently, this forum has already published stolen data from BlackBerry unit Cylance and Ticketmaster’s notorious 150 million stolen files, among others.

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