Hackers be hack’n, but dang bro not the GPU’s
By Charles Levere, on March 25, 2020.
Thanks to Usasil on reddit, who posted a link of the AMD hackers new GitHub repository. At the time of writing this update, the files posted by the hacker were still up. The files posted by the hacker appear to be screen shots of file folders. The hacker appears to be using the same account he used for the original GitHub leak. The hacker also claims the rumors aren’t true, he isn’t asking for 100 million dollars but that if AMD wants to settle for money they can email him.
Hackers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GPU-hardware-source-pt.2: GitHub link
In today’s world it would be strange to see a day go by without something being hacked. Even our hospitals aren’t sacred anymore. AMD getting hacked is a bit more surprising however as you would think they would be very security minded. I guess though security can’t help you if you have someone working for you who clicks the email link for “hot new singles in your area”. It isn’t clear how the hacker was able to gain access to the files however as AMD hasn’t disclosed that information.
AMD released a statement today about a hack that took place back in December.
At AMD, data security and the protection of our intellectual property are a priority. 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.
While we are aware the perpetrator has additional files that have not been made public, we believe the stolen graphics IP is not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products. We are not aware of the perpetrator possessing any other AMD IP.
We are working closely with law enforcement officials and other experts as a part of an ongoing criminal investigation.–AMD Press Release Statement: March 25, 2020
The hacker posted some of the files on GitHub likely as proof that they did indeed have the files they claimed to. In response, AMD filed a DCMA notice with GitHub and the files have since been removed. AMD’s DCMA pointed to xxXsoullessXxx / AMD-navi-GPU-HARDWARE-SOURCE as the location of the stolen files.
Are you the copyright holder or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf?
Yes, I am authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Please describe the nature of your copyright ownership or authorization to act on the owner’s behalf.
This repository contains intellectual property owned by and stolen from AMD.
Please provide a detailed description of the original copyrighted work that has allegedly been infringed. If possible, include a URL to where it is posted online.
The original IP is held privately and was stolen from AMD.–AMD GitHub DCMA
**What files should be taken down? Please provide URLs for each file, or if the entire repository, the repository’s URL.**
AMD submitted a DCMA notice with GitHub for the four forks it found as well.
The investigation into who committed the hack and leaked the files is on going and I look forward to new details as they come out.