Hackers broke into servers AMD, having access to the source code for the GPUsused in video cards based on the architecture of RDNA 2.0, which will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2020. Information is partially confirmed by the company.
As indicated in the statement, we are talking about the code for the GPU codenamed Navi 10, Navi 21 and Arden. Navi 21 is the heart of a new graphics card , Big Navi, and Arden is a version of the GPU for the next generation console Xbox Series X, which is modified to fit the needs of Microsoft.
The intruder already got in touch with the media through which it is blackmailing AMD, demanding to pay her $ 100 million for refusing to publish information. The hacker also posted several pieces of code on GitHub as proof of their seriousness and also claims that the hack occurred through a vulnerability in the software of the computer/server, and the information was not encrypted.
AMD said that they initially contacted in December 2019, after which the company attempted to remove the information. So, they filed a complaint to the administrators to GitHub, but the code for the GPU is also published on other sites, including 4Chan.
“We are working closely with law enforcement and other experts in the ongoing criminal investigation,” said AMD.
However, the company argued that the stolen data was a test, so they supposedly do not pose a threat for the current line of AMD’s products.
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