New Delhi, August 7
An nameless hacker has damaged into chipmaker Intel, publishing a hyperlink on the social media to a 20GB information containing confidential mental property (IP) associated to key chip engineering.
Many of the information within the 20GB folder allegedly “have NOT been published ANYWHERE before and are classified as confidential, under NDA or Intel Restricted Secret.” According to a report in Tom’s Hardware quoting Swiss IT advisor Till Kottmann, the password-protected zips within the folder could also be accessed utilizing both “Intel123” or “intel123” because the password, which can have been set by Intel itself.
The folder which is circulating wildly on social media has been billed as “Intel exconfidential Lake Platform Release ;)” and was initially posted on the cell messaging platform Telegram.
Intel replied to the info breach, saying the corporate was investigating this example.
“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 corporate was quoted as saying within the report.
Kottmann earlier posted on Twitter a hyperlink to a file-sharing service that contained the 20GB Intel folder.
Some experiences claimed that a number of the leaked information are marked with NDA license agreements to “Centerm Information Co. Ltd., a Chinese company established and existing under the laws of the People’s Republic of China”.
According to Kottman, the information have been obtained earlier this yr.
The nameless leaker mentioned extra information will probably be shared quickly, and “the future parts of this leak will have even juicier and more classified stuff.” The report cautioned in opposition to downloading any file from the hyperlink as it might pose a hacking threat.
Intel’s Resource and Design Center is devoted to offering the corporate’s companions with non-disclosure documentation (NDA) documentation for product integration functions.