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AMD reports limited data breach, downplays impact on operations

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), the second-largest manufacturer of PC processors, has confirmed that hackers accessed a limited amount of information. Despite the breach, AMD asserts that the attack will not significantly impact its business operations.

The breach came to light following claims from a hacking group known as Intelbroker, which purportedly infiltrated AMD’s systems. The company swiftly launched an investigation to assess the extent of the damage.

On Wednesday, the company disclosed that the intrusion did not involve business-critical information, aiming to reassure stakeholders and customers.

A company spokesperson elaborated on the nature of the breach to Bloomberg, stating, “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.”

While the precise details of the accessed information remain undisclosed, the breach underscores the persistent threat technology companies face.

Hackers from Intelbroker shared screenshots of the files on a hacking forum. The breach contained a lot of sensitive data, including future AMD products, spec sheets, employee databases, customer databases, property files, ROMs, source code, firmware, and finance information.

The group has become synonymous with high-profile data breaches, including the DC Health Link, Europol Platform for Experts (EPE) portal, and AMD.

Cybersecurity experts emphasise the importance of robust security protocols, particularly for firms at the forefront of technological innovation. As companies like AMD push the boundaries of AI and other advanced technologies, they must remain vigilant against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.

As the investigation continues, AMD will likely review and enhance its cybersecurity strategies to prevent future incidents. The tech industry, at large, can draw valuable lessons from this and numerous other recent breaches, reinforcing the need for continuous vigilance and proactive defence measures.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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