- Intel had a major data breach in which 20GB of confidential data was leaked online.
- The chip making company believes that the leak came from the Intel Resource and Design Center.
- The details of the data breach was first made known by Swiss developer and IT consultant Till Kottmann.
In a recent incident, Intel had suffered a major internal data breach. The company had around 20GB of confidential information reportedly stolen and leaked online.
The hacker/s leaked documents which is said to be categorized under ‘confidential’ and ‘restricted secret.’ The leaked documents were said to be under non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
Reportedly, evidence of the BIOS code and debugging tools developed by Intel was leaked. Investigations are currently underway and it is believed that the leak came from the Intel Resource and Design Center.
Intel released a media statement saying it was investigating the situation. “The information appears to come from the Intel Resource and Design Center, which hosts information for use by our customers, partners and other external parties who have registered for access. We believe an individual with access downloaded and shared this data,” the company said.
The details of the data breach were first released by Swiss software developer and IT consultant Till Kottmann. Kottman stated in a series of tweets that the chip making company received information from the anonymous hacker who breached the data earlier this year.
Kottmann also provided a screenshot detailing the data that has apparently been leaked.
As per that screenshot, the data includes various Intel’s roadmaps and confidential documents as well as schematics, tools, and firmware versions of different processors. There are also marketing templates of the company and some NDAs.
“Unless I am misunderstanding my source, I can already tell you that the future parts of this leak will have even juicer and more classified stuff,” Kottmann tweeted while suggesting some additional details around the leak are yet to be revealed.
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