Tuesday, February 23, 2010

‘Sophisticated’ Hack Hit Intel in January

Kim Zetter writes on Threat Level:

Intel is the latest U.S. corporation to acknowledge that it was hacked in January in a sophisticated attack that occurred at the same time that Google, Adobe and others were targeted.

The giant California-based chip maker was rumored to have been among some 34 companies that were targeted, but said on Tuesday there was no evidence to tie its hack to the attack on Google and others.

“We did not see the kind of broad-based attack as described by Google,” said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy. “Companies routinely see hackers trying to get into their system. It is a risk factor and that’s why it was in the 10k. We’ve seen no loss of [intellectual property] as a result of any of these attacks.”

In its latest 10k filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Intel disclosed that it had been the target of a “sophisticated incident occurred in January 2010 around the same time as the recently publicized security incident reported by Google.

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