20GB of internal Intel documents leaked to Mega file sharing site

20GB of internal Intel documents leaked to Mega file sharing site

Engadget said Intel doesn't believe that they have been "hacked", but they are investigating the incident.

For now, the intention of the hackers also remains a mystery, but Intel says it is looking into the situation to ascertain the extent of the damage, much like Canon is doing with its recent ransomware attack.

The company said the almost 17 GB leak, which was posted to file-sharing website Mega.nz on Thursday, consists of files that originate from an Intel web portal that customers, partners and other external parties with credentials can access. "We believe an individual with access downloaded and shared this data", the company said.

The hacker has mentioned in the post that numerous files in the folder have not been published anywhere before and are confidential and classified under NDA or Intel Restricted Secret.

As for what information did the documents contain, ZDNet reveals that you have the internal design of various chipsets, technical specs, product guides, and manuals for processors dating back to 2016.

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The data was leaked by Till Kottmann who claimed he received the Intel files from a Telegram channel where he releases leaked data from web portals, cloud servers, and Git repositories of major tech companies.

Intel denied being hacked and said the data might have been leaked by someone who must have gotten access to the Intel Resource and Design Center and must have downloaded it from there.

Kottman is maintaining a repository with source code obtained by them and various sources hunting for misconfigured devops tools that allow access to resources. The data release, dubbed "Intel exconfidential Lake Platform Release" contains a wide range of Intel intellectual property.

Watch this space for more updates, as this is a developing story. Even more, they are willing to provide details about the misconfiguration and how to avoid mishaps in the future. "The attacker's claim that they found the data on an unsecured server on the internet could be a security oversight by Intel but it could just as easily have been an Intel partner that inadvertently exposed the data through their own systems". Some of the files are archives protected by incredibly an weak password. The leaked data does not appear to contain any sensitive data about Intel customers or employees, ZDNet added.

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