Hacker claims to have stolen Xbox Series X GPU files — posts a ransom of $100 million

By Sean Carey,
A hacker has reportedly managed to steal source files for some of AMD's current and upcoming GPUs. The hacker claims to have files relating to the Xbox Series X's GPU source code and is now holding them to ransom. The hacker is looking for a sum of $100 million.

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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."

Torrentfreak reports that the person responsible for stealing the source codes found the data in a hacked computer back in November last year and claims that the files were not protected properly or encrypted. The hacker is asking for $100 million for the files, and if she doesn't get the money, will leak them online to select individuals. Parts of the code were uploaded to GitHub by the user xxXSoullessXxx but have since been taken down. AMD issued a DMCA takedown notice which you can read in full.

AMD says that the stolen files are not central to the competitiveness or security of its graphics products and is working alongside law enforcement as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.