20GB of Intel internal documents – More Than 20GB Of intel Internal Documents Was Leaked Online

20GB of Intel internal documents – More Than 20GB Of intel Internal Documents Was Leaked Online: A Swiss software engineer named Till Kootmann published the documents, most of which were deemed ‘confidential’. He said he got it from an unknown source who claims to hacked the company sometime around May this year.

Kottman has history publishing information from major tech companies that were leaked online through various means, such as misconfigured Git repositories.

ZDNet looked went through the files and found internal design information and source codes for various chipsets. They consist of BIOS reference codes and sample codes for Kaby Lake, as well as schematics.

And even tools and firmware for the company’s soon to come Tiger Lake processors. Hopefully, the data dump doesn’t seem to include info about Intel customers and employees.

While Kottman’s source claims to have hacked an Intel server “hosted online by Akami CDN that wasn’t properly secure,” the company doesn’t believe it was breached.

Intel told ZDNet that the files may have been sent by someone with access to its Resources and Design Center, a web portal it uses to give business partners access to non-public technical documents on its chipsets. The chipmaker told the masses that it is investigating the situation.

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“We are investigating this situation. 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.”

Intel Investigating Breach That Sees 20GB

We have seen a galore of data breaches and ransomware attacks being reported in the past month or two. Intel is the latest technology giant to investigate the alleged leak of 20GB of internal documents, containing proprietary data, debugging tools, BOIS, and other source code.

The data has been shared by Swiss Android developer Till Kottmann on Twitter and has been named the ‘Exconfidential Lake’ leak. He received the internal documents from an anonymous hacker, who apparently breached Intel last year.

The hacker also made this sensitive data available publicly on BitTorrent feeds. Kottman himself is a supporter of open-source technologies and has published IP data from other major tech giants in the past.

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.

There’s a ton of proprietary documents that’ve been marked confidential or restricted present in the leaked data.

ZDNet managed to get a look at the 20GB leaked data, and with help from anonymous security researchers, it has also confirmed that the data is authentic.

Kottman makes it easy for everyone to learn the contents of the leak by compiling a summary, which you can see attached below: