Intel suffered a data breach of more than 20 GB in which confidential documents has been uploaded online.
However, this 20 GB data leak being the first part of a multi-part series of Intel-related leaks. The data published by a Swiss software engineer named Till Kottmann on Twitter. In addition, Kottmann received documents from an anonymous hacker who stated that the information was stolen from the company in a breach.
In addition, Some of the leaked files, related to technical specifications of internal chipset design contain technical specs, product guides, and manuals for CPUs.
Intel’s leaked files contain:
- Kabylake (Purley Platform) BIOS Reference Code and Sample Code + Initialization code (some of it as exported git repos with full history)
- Silicon / FSP source code packages for various platforms
- Simics Simulation for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms
- Intel CEFDK (Consumer Electronics Firmware Development Kit (Bootloader stuff)) SOURCES
- Binaries for Camera drivers Intel made for SpaceX
- Schematics, Docs, Tools + Firmware for the unreleased Tiger Lake platform
- (very horrible) Kabylake FDK training videos
- Various Development and Debugging Tools
- Intel Trace Hub + decoder files for various Intel ME versions
- Elkhart Lake Silicon Reference and Platform Sample Code
- Some Verilog stuff for various Xeon Platforms, unsure what it is exactly
- Various roadmaps and other documents
- Debug BIOS/TXE builds for various Platforms
- Bootguard SDK (encrypted zip)
Above all, none of the leaked files contain sensitive data about customers or employees.
“An individual with access downloaded and shared this data. Therefore, there also is a chance the information leaked not being current, something the company currently trying to determine,” the spokeswoman said.
In addition, Intel continues to investigate the breach, which is ongoing, as the attacker claims to have more data to release.
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