AMD Navi 10, Navi 21 (RDNA 2) and Xbox Series X GPU “Arden” Source Code Stolen and Leaked

The source code for AMD’s Navi 10, Navi 21 and the Arden GPU have been stolen and leaked on GitHub. Although AMD was quick to react and issue DCMA takedowns of these packets, it’s highly likely that there are still copies out in the wild. To make matters worse, the hacker who posted the source code of these RDNA GPUs has claimed that if no one buys the code from her, she will leak everything.

The three GPUs whose source code was posted on GitHub include Navi 10, Navi 21 and Arden. While Navi 10 is featured in the Radeon RX 5700 and 5600 series, Navi 21 is expected to be an RDNA 2 part with ray-tracing capabilities. As for Arden, it’s the RDNA 2 based GPU that will power the Xbox Series X.

What’s really astounding about all this is how the hacker got hold of the source code. Talking to TorrentFreak, she explained:

The source code was unexpectedly achieved from an unprotected computer//server through some exploits. I later found out about the files inside it. They weren’t even protected properly or even encrypted with anything which is just sad.

She went on and threatened that she would leak everything if no one bought the code from her. The price for the stolen Navi code is a staggering $100 million. When asked if she had contacted AMD, she denied it saying:

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?

If I get no buyer I will just leak everything.


Areej Syed

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