August 9, 2022

TheCyberThrone

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AMD investigating of Possible Data Theft

RansomHouse, a new extortion group, claims to have more than 450Gb of hacked data from AMD.

The RansomHouse extortion group claims to not use ransomware or conduct breaches. It claims to serve as professional mediators for negotiations between attackers and victims to secure payments for stolen data.

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Restore Privacy says it has reviewed data posted by RansomHouse that appears to include network files, system information, as well as AMD passwords. It isn’t clear yet if that data is genuine. The attack remains unverified.

The group claims that AMD claims used simple passwords like password to protect files that lead to the breach.

RansomHouse has added AMD to a list of companies that it says have either considered their financial gain to be above the interests of their partners/individuals who have entrusted their data to them or have chosen to conceal the fact they have been compromised, implies that AMD hasn’t paid a ransom.

RansomHouse emerged in December 2021 and established an extortion market in May 2022. The group claims the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) as its first victim, with other purported victims, like ShopRite, added later.

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News of the attack comes in the wake of the famed ‘Gigabyte Hack‘ that found 112GB of data stolen from AMD partner Gigabyte. That information was later posted by the RansomEXX hacking group after Gigabyte/AMD apparently refused to pay a ransom

Due to which, information about AMD’s forthcoming Zen 4 processors was divulged prior to launch, and it later proved to be genuine information. Ths story is still in making and will keep update on proceedings

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