Red-faced chip-fryer AMD pulls blog offline after hackers munch 32KB

By | August 23, 2012

Source: The Register

by John Leyden

In this article “AMD’s blog was taken offline after a hacker broke into the chipmaker’s site and lifted a small number of user credentials.

Black hat hacking crew r00tbeersec subsequently uploaded 189 usernames, a similar number of email addresses and and what seems like PHPass-hashed passwords, which it claims were swiped from AMD’s WordPress-driven blog site. The credentials were dumped in a file that tipped the scales at a minuscule 32KB.

While it’s definitely time to change up passwords for the small number of people involved, the hack appears to pose no danger to AMD’s customers or partners, security watchers reckon.”

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