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

Joanna Estrada
March 27, 2020

The hacker initially posted the files on Github but AMD was able to get them taken down with DMCA claims. It iterated that the test files are "not core to the competitiveness or the security of our graphics products".

AMD said it was contacted by someone in December who claimed to be in possession of test files related to a subset of its current and future graphics products.

Hackers have reportedly stolen the Xbox Series X GPU source code from underneath Microsoft's noses.

According to a report from TorrentFreak, this stolen data was found in a hacked computer and includes source code for AMD's Big Navi and Arden GPUs. We are not aware of the perpetrator possessing any other AMD IP, the statement read. "We are working closely with law enforcement officials and other experts as a part of an ongoing criminal investigation", AMD added.

The listing contains screenshots of folders, as well as the "This is Fine" meme.

She estimates the source code to be valued at $100 million and threatens to leak everything if there is no buyer. If you're anxious that your Xbox Series X will suddenly stop working because it'll be hacked, you shouldn't.

We've reached out to various sources within AMD and several have quietly confirmed that the company is framing the situation accurately.

RDNA 2 has not been released yet. At least some of those upcoming GPUs-including the ones in both next-gen consoles-feature hardware support for real-time ray tracing. This means that the player is entitled to the Xbox Series X version of an Xbox One game that they own, for free. The hacker claims she found the unencrypted information in a computer/server hacked via exploits. In the original GitHub post, the hacker stated they were looking for someone to buy the information for the same price, but if they did not find a buyer then they were going to leak the information.

Companies will let you look at the pretty wafers, but they get really grumpy if you try to take them out the door with you.

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