Intel Investigates Breach which leaks 20GB Internal confidential files, source code online

Recently, there has been a surge of reported data breaches and hacks. The twitter hack, Garmin database hack, youtube hack have all happened in the span of a month.

The latest company to fall victim to this hacking spree is Intel. Intel has allegedly lost 20 GB of confidential internal documents, BIOS, debugging tools, and other source code.

The leaked data has been shared Twitter by Till Kottmann, who is an on Swiss Android developer. He had gotten the details from an anonymous hacker who had breached Intel database last year.

The internal data that was breached has been made public on BitTorrent seeds by the hacker.

The documents contain, the internal design of various chipsets, product guides, technical specs, and manuals for processors from as far back as 2016, according to ZDNet.

The information also has several internal documents which are classified confidential under NDA or Intel Restricted Secret.

ZDNet has confirmed that the data is authentic after analysing the 20 GB data gathered by the anonymous hacker. Heres’s the easy version of what the leaked information contains compiled by Kottman-

  • – Intel ME Bringup guides + (flash) tooling + samples for various platforms
  • – Kabylake (Purley Platform) BIOS Reference Code and Sample Code + Initialization code (some of it as exported git repos with full history)
  • – Intel CEFDK (Consumer Electronics Firmware Development Kit (Bootloader stuff)) SOURCES
  • – Silicon / FSP source code packages for various platforms
  • – Various Intel Development and Debugging Tools
  • – Simics Simulation for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms
  • – Various roadmaps and other documents
  • – Binaries for Camera drivers Intel made for SpaceX
  • – Schematics, Docs, Tools + Firmware for the unreleased Tiger Lake platform
  • – (very horrible) Kabylake FDK training videos
  • – 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.
  • – Debug BIOS/TXE builds for various Platforms
  • – Bootguard SDK (encrypted zip)
  • – Intel Snowridge / Snowfish Process Simulator ADK
  • – Various schematics
  • – Intel Marketing Material Templates (InDesign)

On the other hand, Intel denied that its servers were hacked, instead insist that someone with access to such sensitive information has leaked the information.

According to Intel,Β β€œThe 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.”

This leak shed lot of light on the internal documents, source code but more leaks can come soon, so keep your eyes peeled you get any further updates at Tech2Stop.

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