Yesterday AMD issued a statement regarding the IP theft in December 2019, but details of what was stolen or who stole it were scarce. Now AMD has filed several notice of termination of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) termination against GitHub to have its GPU source code removed from the site, which GitHub immediately followed.
According to Torrentfreak, the company issued its first DMCA takedown notice to GitHub yesterday after discovering that an unknown person reportedly hacked AMD’s system remotely, found the source code for Navi 10 and Navi 21, GPUs, and then posted it to GitHub. This would have included proprietary information for their RDNA2-powered GPUs in the upcoming Xbox Series X and PS5 as well.
TorrentFreak talked to the hacker, who claimed she believed the information was worth $ 100 million. In the original GitHub post, the hacker stated that they were looking for someone to buy the information for the same price, but if they did not find a buyer they would leak the information. This was repeated to TorrentFreak, “If I don’t get a buyer I just leak everything.” AMD appears to have filed DMCA requests to remove the code in four places total on GitHub.
“The source code was unexpectedly obtained from an unprotected computer // server through certain exploits. Later I found out the files in it. They weren’t even properly protected or even encrypted with something that’s just sad, “the hacker said. “I haven’t talked to AMD about it because I’m pretty sure that instead of accepting their mistakes and moving on, they will try to sue me. So why not just leak it to everyone? “
The code is also reportedly still hosted by other sources.
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