Intel faces 20GB of sensitive data leakage

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

This would be just the first part of Intel's leaked data.
This would be just the first part of Intel’s leaked data.Source: ZDNET/Reproduction

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 only be part of the leaked material.

Intel denies the hack: “We believe an individual with access downloaded and shared the 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 for Intel, consulted on the website ZDNET, confirmed the authenticity of the files. It leaked data on chipset design and source code, such as the BIOS reference and sample for Kaby Lake (name of the seventh generation CPUS, 2016), and more schematics, tools, and firmware for the 10nm and 11th processors Tiger Lake generation, due for release in September.

Leaks even include training videos.
Leaks even include training videos.Source: Dogbin/Reproduction

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

The hacker claims to have hacked into an Intel server.
The hacker claims to have hacked into an Intel server.Source: ZDNET/Reproduction

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

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