In March this year, LAPSUS$, a South American hacker group, hacked NVIDIA and Samsung and obtained a large amount of confidential data. In order to get a huge amount of extortion, it has disclosed NVIDIA drivers and development files, future graphics card planning, DLSS source code, employee personal information and so on.
More recently, AMD has also been targeted.
A new hacking group, RansomHouse, claims to have hacked INTO AMD servers and obtained more than 450Gb of data, including network files, system information, account passwords and more.
RansomHouse reveals that many AMD employees use very weak passwords, including 123456, Password, Welcome1, and more.
Several days later, AMD finally issued an official response, a fairly standard official line:
"AMD is aware of the alleged theft of AMD data by bad actors and is investigating."
As to whether the hacker ransom, AMD will not say.
NVIDIA didn't even respond before, and things died down. What happened behind the scenes is left to the imagination.
Last year, one of AMD's core partners had 112GB of data stolen by hackers, including Zen4 planning and other core confidential information. Much of the data was leaked online, and it was also played down.