AMD targeted by RansomHouse, cybercrims claim to have ‘450Gb’ in stolen data

If claims hold true, AMD has been targeted by the extortion group RansomHouse, which says it is sitting on a trove of data stolen from the processor designer following an alleged security breach earlier this year.

RansomHouse says it obtained the files from an intrusion into AMD’s network on January 5, 2022, and that this isn’t data from a previous leak of its intellectual property.

This relatively new crew also says it doesn’t breach the security of systems itself or develop or use ransomware. Instead, it acts as a “mediator” between attackers and victims to ensure payment is made for the stolen data.

RansomHouse said on its Tor-hidden site that it was holding “450 Gb” – it’s unclear whether the group actually means “gigabytes” or “gigabits” – and posted samples of the data on the website. The data was stolen from AMD in January, according to the group.

Online privacy specialist RestorePrivacy said in a blog post it had examined the sample of the data and that it includes network files, system information, and AMD passwords gathered in the alleged breach. According to the RansomHouse group, AMD used simple passwords to protect its network.

“An era of high-end technology, progress and top security … there’s so much in these words for the crowds,” the gang wrote on its site. “But it seems those are still just beautiful words when even technology giants like AMD use simple passwords like ‘password’ … to protect their networks from intrusion. It is

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