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Semiconductor company is investigating a potential data breach


RansomHouse gang claims to have stolen over 450GB from AMD semiconductor company.

“On June 27, we became aware that a cybercriminal organization by the name of RansomHouse claimed to be in possession of data stolen from AMD. We are investigating the claim and are in contact with law enforcement officials,” AMD said.

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), an American semiconductor company based in California, develops computer processors and related technologies and employs over 22,000 people.

The group allegedly downloaded over 450GB company’s data.

RansomHouse said that AMD uses simple passwords to protect its networks.

“It is a shame those are real passwords used by AMD employees, but a bigger shame to AMD Security Department which gets significant financing according to the documents we got our hands on - all thanks to these passwords,” RansomHouse said after listing weak passwords that allegedly allowed them to breach the company.

Cybernews is not going to disclose the password list due to security concerns. However, many of the passwords listed by the group are among the most common.

According to threat actors, they leaked the data on May 1, 2022. The group even teased the breach on June 20, asking their Telegram followers to guess who’s the latest RansomHouse victim.

“And the answer is ... 🥁(dramatic pause)🥁 ----AMD!---- Yes, your favorite (or most hated for you Intel lovers) technology giant! You will be quite surprised how they treat their security when we publish the sample, and you know the details,” the gang said and provided a link to a data sample.

Cybernews reached out to AMD to learn more. We’ll update the article as soon as we know more.


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