Hacker Wants $100 Million For Stolen Xbox Series X GPU Source Code


AMD recently confirmed that a hacker stole source files for some of its current and future GPUs. The hacker who is believed to have stolen the code told Torrentfreak that she has the source code for AMD’s Navi 10, Navi 21, and the Arden GPU, which is used inside Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox Series X console.

The intruder said that she accessed the source code through a “hacked computer” in November 2019. However, according to AMD, the hacker contacted the company in December 2019.

 “In December 2019, we were contacted by someone who claimed to have test files related to a subset of our current and future graphics products, some of which were recently posted online, but has since been taken down,” said AMD.

Reportedly, the hacker demanded $100 million for the Source code and threatened to “leak everything” if it didn’t work out her way.

AMD successfully took down some of the leaked source code from GitHub. However, according to the company, the hacker possibly has additional files “that have not been made public” yet.

What’s shocking is that AMD is not very much concerned about the leaked information. There’s an “ongoing criminal investigation,” but the company believes that “stolen graphics IP is not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products.”

Even though the alleged hacker is threatening to reveal more information, AMD says that it won’t impact the release of Xbox Series X.

Shivam Gulati

Shivam Gulati

Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings. He enjoys gaming in particular, so he tries to keep track of what’s new in the gaming community and write about it. Visit his Gaming Channel IntroGamers on YouTube.
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