Intel Hit by a Devastating Data Breach, Chip Designs, Code, Possible Backdoors Leaked @ TechPowerUp

You'll have to read the post yourself but, it seems like we have nothing more than someone posting confidential information in an attempt to damage a company reputation.  I'm going to go with AMD fanboi.  happy smile

The news posting contains comments from intel explaining:

Intel in a comment to Tom's Hardware denied that its security apparatus had been compromised, and instead blamed someone with access to this information for downloading the data. "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," a company spox said.

One of the biggest issues any hardware maker has is how they go about sharing information.  When a product comes to a reviewer there a general acceptance that in exchange for the opportunity the reviewer will respect the wishes of the company in terms of what data is being released.

Customers are under the same restrictions and often have access to more sensitive information so when that bond of trust is broken there will be consequences. 

I remember a story where an Intel representative was accusing a hardware maker of selling "ES" chips and leaking technical data to the press.  It is not difficult to track these things down so, just because information gets out doesn't mean that Intel doesn’t know about it.  Or, how to handle the fallout.

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