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    Despite Xbox being quite generous about the details surrounding its next-gen console, some information are still kept under tight wraps, and likely will remain so. One of these, the source code for the console's Graphics Processing Unit, has been stolen from a hacker who threatens to leak it. The individual, who claims to be a female, got a hold of the source codes for Navi 10, Navi 21 and Arden GPUs, the latter being what's inside the Xbox Series X according to her.

    “In November 2019, I found AMD Navi GPU hardware source codes in a hacked computer,” the hacker told TorrentFreak. “The user didn’t take any effective action against the leak of the codes.”

    AMD has filed at least two DMCA notices against Github repos with source code relating to AMD's Navi and Arden GPUs, which have since been taken down. However, the hacker told TorrentFreak that if there's no buyer doesn't for the rest of the code, she will "just leak everything".

    “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 added.

    She estimates the source code to be valued at $100 million and threatens to leak everything if there is no buyer.

    AMD on the other hand wrote in a statement that "the stolen graphics IP is not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products" and they are progressing with a criminal investigation.

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  3. x65943

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    Wow, playing with fire

    For the hacker's sake I hope they are in some place that does not extradite
     
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    damn this some juicy stuff low key i wanna leak for more drama :D
     
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    If this had keys/hax secrets then good job hackerpeople for leaking in plenty of time for MS to fix before commercial release, lol.
    edit: ok, it's not all leaked yet.
     
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    I'm assuming she's wanting amd or a competitor to pay her? That's never gonna happen. One is extortion, the other is also illegal. Because hacking is, ya know, illegal.

    So we'll get some code maybe, have some sort of exploit. Maybe. But probably non-functional on release. Either way, she's gonna do some time. For extortion and/or trying to sell illegally obtained code.
     
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    Lol .. " try to sue me " .. are you for real ? of course they sue you.. you did something illegal.. are you dumb ?
     
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  10. bobmcjr

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    This code isn't normal software source code for drivers or anything. It's a bit more interesting because it's the source code for the GPU chip itself. In theory, if you find a shady semiconductor fab that'd let you do it, and put in the die layout work (nontrivial), you could take this code and make bootleg Navi/Xbox GPU chips. I don't know how much was stolen, but it appears that the high level Verilog is there.
     
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    Uhhh...did you actually take a peek at the code!? Or talk to someone who did? Not trying to be that guy, but I'm just curious if this is actually the case with this leak!
     
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    Remember when Windows 98 sources were leaked, and they found direct code stolen from other competing OS's at the time directly within the comments, and yet Microsoft always managed to settle these issues out of court whilst bankrupting the victim by dragging court issues out for so long?

    I love to see things like this, in reality it's just karmic retribution.
     
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    I found an index of one of the folders on that github page cached by a search engine with filenames. The source files themselves were not cached.
     
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    anybody try the way back machine?
     
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    Someones about to go from RDNA Leaker to RDNPrison :rofl2::rofl2:
     
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    and how is she going to collect the money? as soon as she tries the black vans will roll in and take her away. so unless she has a Swiss bank account or Cayman islands offshore she is never getting to collect that money :rofl:
     
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    paid in bitcoins....
     
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    >$100Mil, threatens to leak everything if there is no buyer
    Yeah, no one is going to pay you that amount. Try 25K and maybe...
     
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    Possible cheap GPU replacements in the future?
     
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    $100 million, more than next gen Microsoft console sales.
     
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    That's not a hacker. That's a thief.
     
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