More than 20GB of Intel Internal documents has been uploaded online, and according to ZDNet, the chipmaker is now trying to figure out why the files were leaked. 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.
“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.”