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Xbox Series X: GPU source code seemingly stolen and held for $100m ransom

Xbox Series X: GPU source code seemingly stolen and held for $100m ransom

An official press release from manufacturer AMD states that the Xbox Series X source code has been stolen and released on the net. AMD has since taken action to try to protect its property.

Xbox Series X: GPU source code seemingly stolen and held for $100m ransom

It appears the the source code for the Xbox Series X GPU has been hacked and partially displayed to the whole world. These lines of code, the value of which is estimated at $100,000,000, actually appeared on the Internet via Github — a well-known place for hackers.

AMD reacted quickly by filling out DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) requests in order to remove this content which, according to the brand, should not harm competitiveness (AMD takes care of both the X Series GPUs and PS5). However, this code is one of their current properties and could potentially harm them would it fall into wrong hands.

AMD's DMCA request - Millenium
AMD's DMCA request

According to TorrentFreak, the thief — who claims to be a woman — confirmed that several source codes of the Xbox Series X (NAVI10, NAVI21 and GPU Arden) are in her possession.

“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. So why not just leak it to everyone?” she explained.

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