Xbox Series X GPU code stolen and leaked, AMD reveals

Yolanda Curtis
March 27, 2020

A statement over on AMD's website reads, "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 have since been taken down". The hacker requests $100 milliuon for the test files and, if no one bites, they say they will share the entirety of the stolen code. Later in the official statement, AMD made it clear that the stolen data "is not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products".

The hacker hasn't been identified as yet and the company has notified law enforcement agencies and cybersecurity experts to carry out a comprehensive criminal investigation into the matter.

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

It also said that the code obtained - which the hacker values at $100,000 - will not compromise the competitiveness or security of its graphics products, including the Xbox Series X. However, it is clearly concerned at the potential leak of its intellectual property. If you're anxious that your Xbox Series X will suddenly stop working because it'll be hacked, you shouldn't.

Today, Engadget reported that AMD has been hacked. We contacted the hacker, who confirmed the system was hacked remotely. Whether that is actually true or not is impossible for us to determine at the moment. It is the graphics architecture that will power both the Xbox Series X and Sony's PlayStation 5 consoles, along with a collection of next-generation Radeon graphics cards for PCs. Additionally, the console will feature Smart Delivery.

In an interview with TorrentFreak, the hacker says she originally found the files on an unsecured computer in November of 2019.

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. 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.

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