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Chipmaker AMD confirms data breach investigation following hacker’s claims

A notorious hacker has posted AMD employee details and technical data to a popular hacking forum as the company suggests it was a third-party hack – and Apple could be the next victim.

user icon David Hollingworth
Wed, 19 Jun 2024
Chipmaker AMD confirms data breach investigation following hacker’s claims
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After a hacker posted the details of employees of silicon giant AMD to a hacking forum, the company has confirmed it is looking into the incident.

IntelBroker – who has posted data belonging to dozens of victims since first being observed in 2022 – shared a sample of the AMD data on 17 June, saying: “In June 2024, AMD, a large computing company suffered a data breach.”

“Compromised data: Future AMD products, Spec sheets, employee databases, customer databases, property files, ROMs, source code, firmware and finances.”


The sample data contained what appeared to be a list of “inactive” AMD employees along with their phone numbers and AMD email addresses and technical documentation relating to AMD hardware, such as graphics cards and computer processors.

IntelBroker said it was selling the data using only the Monero cryptocurrency and would welcome “middlemen” to negotiate the sale.

For its part, AMD is aware of the hacker’s claims and is investigating the incident.

“We are aware of a cyber criminal organisation claiming to be in possession of stolen AMD data,” the company said in a widely reported statement.

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

IntelBroker’s previous victims include Europol, Home Depot, and the Barclays Bank. A day after claiming the AMD hack, IntelBroker also posted details of an alleged hack on iPhone-maker Apple.

“Today, I’m releasing the internal source code to 3 of Apple’s commonly used tools for their internal site, thanks for reading and enjoy!” IntelBroker wrote on the same hacking forum overnight.

According to the post, the exposed tools include AppleConnect-SSO, Apple-HWE-Confluence-Advanced, and AppleMacroPlugin.

“Intel back at it again with another breach, love to see it,” wrote one forum user on the same discussion thread.

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth has been writing about technology for over 20 years, and has worked for a range of print and online titles in his career. He is enjoying getting to grips with cyber security, especially when it lets him talk about Lego.

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