AMD admitted that a hacker that goes online with the moniker “Palesa” has stolen source code files related to some of its graphics products, but it downplayed the potential impact of the hack.
The hacker claims to have obtained files related to several AMD graphics processing units (GPUs), including the Navi 10 architecture and the upcoming Navi 21, and Arden.
Arden is believed to be the
“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,” reada a statement published by AMD.
“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.”
The company launched an investigation with the help of external experts, it is also working closely with law enforcement.