After the recent Garmin and Canon scandals, it appears that the new company to be attacked by hackers has been intel. And is that currently the American chip maker is investigating a security breach in which they would have leaked up to 20 GB of internal documents, with many files marked “confidential” and “restricted secrets”, including information regarding their upcoming launch lines.
This leak has arrived today through the Swiss software engineer Till Kottmann, in a publication via Twitter and a download link hosted by MEGA. However, according to Kottmann himself, the extraction of these documents would go back to a hacking carried out during the past month of May.
Intel exconfidential Lake Platform Release ?
This is the first 20gb release in a series of large Intel leaks.
Most of the things here have NOT been published ANYWHERE before and are classified as confidential, under NDA or Intel Restricted Secret. pic.twitter.com/KE708HCIqu
– Tillie 1312 Kottmann #BLM ???? (@deletescape) August 6, 2020
It is not the first leak of this type that reaches the hands of Till Kottmann, who has already published other sensitive data from large technology companies, which although filtered through various channels, are usually related to poorly configured Git repositories. Although this time the Kottmann source states having violated an Intel server «hosted online by Akami CDN which was not adequately secure«.
For his part, Intel has publicly denied having been the victim of a vulnerability. And is that the company suspects that the files may have been filtered by an internal source by someone with access to your «Resource and Design Center», a web portal that it uses to give trading partners access to nonpublic technical documents on their chipsets.
Fortunately, the data dump does not appear to include confidential data about Intel customers and employees. Although it could be a huge blow for the company, having already identified files and information regarding the internal design and source codes for various chipsets, with BIOS reference codes, sample codes for Kaby Lake, as well as schematics, tools and firmware for the company’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors. Here we leave a small list with some of the topics already identified:
- Various debugging and development tools
- Intel ME Bringup guides + tools (flash) + samples for various platforms
- BIOS reference code and sample code + Kabylake initialization code (Purley platform)
- Intel CEFDK (Consumer Electronics Firmware Development Kit)
- Silicon / FSP source code packages for various platforms
- Simics Simulation for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms
- Camera Driver Binaries Intel Made for SpaceX
- Schematics, documents, tools + firmware for the unpublished Tiger Lake platform
- Kabylake FDK Training Videos
- Intel Trace Hub + decoder files for various versions of Intel ME
- Elkhart Lake Silicon Reference and Platform Sample Code
- Intel Snowridge / Snowfish ADK Process Simulator
- Marketing Material Templates (InDesign)
The source says more files will be shared soon, and «the future parts of this leak they will have even juicier and more classified things«.