20 GB of Intel documents have been leaked
20 GB of Intel documents have been leaked

US chip maker Intel is investigating a security breach after uploading 20 gigabytes of internal files (many of them "confidential" or "blocked") online to the file sharing site (MEGA).

The data was released by Swiss software engineer Til Kutmann, who said he received a file from an unknown hacker who claimed to have compromised Intel earlier this year.

Cortman has been leaked by Intel to run the hugely popular Telegram channel that regularly broadcasts occasional leaks from big tech companies via faulty code repositories, cloud servers, and online web portals. data.

The Swiss engineer said: This leak is the first in a multi-part leak linked to Intel.

ZDNet examined the file's contents with security researchers who analyzed Intel processors in previous work.

According to the analysis, the leaked data relate to Intel's original intellectual property rights and the interior design of the various chipsets.

These documents also contain Technical Specifications, Product Manuals, and CPU Manuals dating back to 2016.

None of the leaked files contained confidential information about Intel customers or employees. However, the question remains of who a suspected hacker can access before stealing and uploading confidential Intel files.

In a statement, Intel denied that it had been hacked, denied Cottman's claims, and suggested that people who have access to its resources and design center can download sensitive data and give it to Swiss researchers without permission. .

The Intel Design and Resource Center is an online portal through which Intel provides non-public technical documentation for business partners who integrate Intel chips into their products.

Many of the 20 GB documents contain links to design resources and centers, confirming Intel's current interpretation.

"We are investigating this situation and it appears that the information came from the Intel Design and Resource Center, which provides information to our customers, partners, and other third parties that have registered access. We believe that someone with access has downloaded and shared the data," the company said in a statement.

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