AMD is investigating the claim of a hacker gang that claims to have stolen several gigabytes of internal company data. The group wants to sell the data.
RansomHouse, a gang that has previously digitally invaded and extorted large companies, claims on Telegram that it has data from chipmaker AMD. The gang alleges that a partner got into their corporate network a year ago and had access to data there until early this year.
In a response to BleepingComputer, RansomHouse says that no ransomware was used, but that AMD used very simple passwords to protect their networks. It says it does not want to blackmail AMD to pay, but the gang would like to sell the data to others.
What exactly that data is, and whether it is real, remains unclear. BleepingComputer received, among other things, a file with the description of seventy thousand devices and internal login data that would come from AMD. But the site does not confirm whether it is certain that those data are real.
AMD itself tells the site that it is aware of RansomHouse’s claims. The only comment the company is currently making is that it is investigating the matter, without confirming or denying that sensitive data was actually stolen.