AMD Investigates Potential Cyberattack by IntelBroker Hacking Group

The prolific hackers claim to have stolen large amounts of sensitive company data

Ben Wodecki, Junior Editor - AI Business

June 19, 2024

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AMD is conducting an investigation following a potential cyberattack by the notorious IntelBroker hacking group.

IntelBroker claims to have obtained information from the semiconductor manufacturer following a data breach. The group claims to have accessed information including data on future AMD products, employee databases, source codes and financial information.

IntelBroker posted screenshots of some of the stolen AMD credentials on BreachForums, a platform where users share hacking tools and illicitly obtained information on the Dark Web.

AMD said it is looking into the hack and is working with law environment officials to investigate the claims.

IntelBroker has conducted several high-profile hacks in recent weeks. In May, the group stole classified information from European law enforcement Europol and hacked into an isolated test server managed by cloud security firm Zscaler.

The group previously hacked the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s research arm, stealing military and weapons information, and SQL files.

IntelBroker’s cyberattacks became the subject of a congressional hearing in 2023 after it stole information from health insurance marketplace DC Health Link. 

The group sells the information it steals on the Dark Web and plans to sell the AMD information, according to its BreachForums post.

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AMD had around 450 GB of company data stolen in 2022. The hacking group RansomHouse was behind that attack, claiming at the time that staff members were using simple passwords including “123456.”

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Junior Editor - AI Business

Ben Wodecki is the junior editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to junior editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others.

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