Xbox Series X ‘graphics code STOLEN by hackers and held for $100million ransom’, insiders say

Xbox Series X ‘graphics code STOLEN by hackers and held for $100million ransom’, insiders say

SECRET Xbox Series X code has reportedly been stolen by a hacker – and is being held to ransom for $100million.

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s upcoming console, a next-gen gaming machine set to launch towards the end of 2020.

Graphics firm AMD – which makes processors for the Xbox – revealed the hack in a blog post.

“At AMD, data security and the protection of our intellectual property are a priority,” AMD wrote.

“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.”

We’ve asked Xbox and AMD for comment and will update this story with any response.

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