A hacker stole and leaked the Xbox Series X graphics source code

AMD’s had its IP stolen, resulting in “ongoing criminal investigation”

The stolen details may have been related to the code for Navi graphics cards and the Xbox Series X custom GPU built by AMD, Tech Radar reported.

According to AMD (via Engadget), the hacker notified the security breach in December 2019.

AMD has already taken down some of the leaked data on GitHub, but the hacker is now asking for $100 million for not leaking the rest of the files online.

A hacker has reportedly managed to steal source files for some of AMD's current and upcoming GPUs.

But the simple fact is someone has enough weight to demand $100 million in ransom from AMD, in what appears to be the Arden GPU that is going to power the monster next-gen Xbox Series X console.

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In speaking with TorrentFreak, the hacker claimed they "unexpectedly" discovered the source code "from an unprotected computer//server through some exploits, and that the files "weren't even protected properly or even encrypted with anything, which is just sad". Even though Github has responded to AMD's requests, TF found that the files in question could still be downloaded via other online locations. A handful of these GPU "test files" were then uploaded to the graphics forum GitHub, but AMD quickly reacted and slapped it with a DCMA takedown notice. It believed the stolen code was "not core to the competitiveness or security" of its products, and said there was an "ongoing criminal investigation". "We were contacted by someone who claimed to have test files related to a subset of our current and future graphics products", the statement reads. "We are not aware of the perpetrator possessing any other AMD IP", says AMD in a statement.

HackRead.com was able to find the repository days before it was deleted and we can confirm that the hacker is claiming to leak more data in the future.

"If I get no buyer I will just leak everything", Torrent Freak quoted the alleged leaker as saying.

"I haven't spoken to AMD about it because I am pretty sure that instead of accepting their mistake and moving on, they will try to sue me".

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