20 Aug 2012

AMD Blog in “Maintenance” after Hacking Claims


Advanced Micro Devices has taken its blog offline after hackers claimed they broken it and dumped the microprocessor developer’s user database.

The blog now redirects to a message of web site maintenance. A hacking group nicknamed r00tbeer already claimed responsibility for the attack, posting a message on its Twitter account. “#AMD - R.I.P blogs.amd.com, database will be released in few minutes. #r00tbeersec,” the Tweet reads. The hackers first announced their intentions on August 18. “Our next target will be a large company. Stay tuned for the upcoming database dump,” r00tbeer said.

The leaked data contains almost 200 usernames, hashed passwords, email addresses, and names, most belonging to staff. The Advanced Micro Devices blog was created on WordPress, a popular blogging tool.

The hacking group also claimed to have broken into The Bot Net, a discussion forum with over 96,000 members, dumping its user database on the Internet.