It seems that Intel has actually simply been hacked, and 20GB worth of its confidential files and copyright are now making its way around the Web.
According to, a leaker has shared the link to a 20GB file-sharing folder that presumably contains chip engineering files apparently taken from Intel previously this year in a Twitter post. This folder has been billed as “ Intel exconfidential Lake Platform Release;-RRB-and was originally published on messaging platform.
The leaker keeps in mind that much of the files in the folder “ have NOT been released ANYWHERE before and are categorized as private, under NDA or Intel Restricted Trick.” in addition, it’s been revealed that the password-protected zips in the folder may be accessed utilizing either “Intel123” or “intel123” as the password, which might have been set by Intel itself.
Intel believes that the leak might have “ originated from the Intel Resource and Design Center, which hosts info for usage by our consumers, partners and other external celebrations who have signed up for access. Our company believes a specific with access downloaded and shared this data.”
Files, source codes, backdoors and more
We haven’t validated the folder’s content ourselves. Nevertheless, our associates at Tom’s Hardware have actually validated the presence of the stated folder. They’ve likewise shared a list of document titles, which match some of the details shared by the leaker, including:
- Intel ME Bringup guides + (flash) tooling + samples for various platforms
- Kabylake (Purley Platform) BIOS Referral Code and Sample Code + Initialization code (some of it as exported git repos with complete history)
- Intel CEFDK (Customer Electronic Devices Firmware Development Package (Bootloader things)) SOURCES
- Silicon/ FSP source code bundles for various platforms
- Various Intel Development and Debugging Tools
- Simics Simulation for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms
- Numerous roadmaps and other documents
- Binaries for Camera drivers Intel produced SpaceX
- Schematics, Docs, Tools + Firmware for the unreleased Tiger Lake platform
- (very horrible) Kabylake FDK training videos
- Intel Trace Hub + decoder declare various Intel ME versions
- Elkhart Lake Silicon Reference and Platform Sample Code
- Some Verilog things for different Xeon Platforms, uncertain what it is precise.
- Debug BIOS/TXE constructs for different Platforms
- Bootguard SDK (encrypted zip)
- Intel Snowridge/ Snowfish Process Simulator ADK
- Numerous schematics
- Intel Marketing Material Design Templates (InDesign)
That’s not all. The folder also most likely includes ‘backdoors’ in some of the Intel source code, with the hacker’s initial post encouraging downloaders to look for them by offering a sample clip of one such listing.
This year hasn’t been good for everyone. If this dripped folder does consist of such data and isn’t contained soon, Intel might quickly be joining the long line of hardest struck business in 2020. Particularly since the hacker has already threatened to release “ even juicier and more classified things.”
Luckily, it appears like Intel’s currently on the case. “ We are examining this circumstance,” the company said when we reached out for remark.