AMD says hacker has obtained source files for some of his current and future GPUs, including details on the Xbox Series X. “In December 2019, we were contacted by someone who claimed to have test files linked to a subset of our future graphics products, some of which were recently released online, but have since been removed “, says AMD spokesperson.
AMD has filed several withdrawal notices with GitHub, owned by Microsoft, where the repositories hosted Navi GPU source code stolen. TorrentFreak reports that the code included details on AMD’s Navi 10, Navi 21 and Arden GPUs, and GitHub’s withdrawal notices indicate that it included intellectual property “stolen from AMD. “AMD’s Arden GPU is supposed to be the code name for what is used in Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox Series X console. Some details previously released in December on Arden related to test files which have also been published on GitHub.
The alleged hacker claimed they would “run away from everything” in an interview with TorrentFreak, if they are unable to sell the information. It is not clear if the source code is partial or if it will have an impact on the security of future AMD GPUs, but the company does not seem too concerned.
“Although we are aware that the author has additional files that have not been made public, we believe that stolen graphics IP is not at the heart of the competitiveness or security of our graphics products”, explains AMD. “We do not know that the offender has another AMD IP.”
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