Intel faces 20GB secret data leak

A leak with more than 20GB of internal documents from the US chipmaker Intel (some classified as confidential, secret, and restricted) is now online on the MEGA file sharing platform.

According to Till Kottmann, the software engineer who received and published the material, the leak was the work of an anonymous hacker, who claims to have breached an Intel server “hosted online by Akami CDN that was not adequately secure” earlier this year. What Kottmann published would be only part of the leaked material.

Intel denies the invasion: “We believe that an individual with access has downloaded and shared data from our Design and Resource Center, which hosts information for use by our customers and partners who have registered to access it.”

Tiger Lake Facts

Security engineers who provide services to Intel consulted on the ZDNet website, confirmed the authenticity of the files. Leaked design and source code data for chipsets, such as BIOS reference and sample data for Kaby Lake (name of the seventh generation of CPUS, 2016), and more schematics, tools, and firmware for 10nm and 11th processors Tiger Lake generation, scheduled for launch in September.

Kottmann received the files because he runs a group on Telegram where he publishes online leaks from major technology companies (there is already a link to download Intel data). According to him, the hacker confirmed that he broke into a server of the American company and not, having used a password to access the company’s Resource and Design Center.

According to Intel, it is through this portal that corporate customers obtain technical documents on the chipsets produced by Intel. ZDNET confirmed that many documents link to this platform, which reinforces Intel’s statements about the leak.

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