A massive data leak from Intel, the world’s leading provider of desktop and portable CPUs and other internal hardware, sets the world for information security high today. The 20 GB file, published on a public server and apparently cobbled together from a variety of internal sources from Intel, is full of sensitive corporate data.
The leak contains internal information such as future product maps, software tools for Intel support staff, marketing materials, training documentation and much more. There is even a separate driver for a camera used by SpaceX. But crucially, it is said to contain code that can be used as a backdoor in Intel processors and other internal hardware. The effect of rear doors has not been independently verified.
Intel confirms that the leak contains information from the Intel Resource and Design Center, but has not confirmed any hack, which instead means that someone with verified access has shared the information illegally. It is also possible that a partner company with NDA access to the information is the source of a leak or a notch. The anonymous source says that more leaked information is coming.
Source: Tom̵7;s hardware