Leaker Shares 20 GB of Intel’s Confidential Secrets

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A 20 gigabyte folder of confidential Intel intellectual property is being passed around on social media. According to Tom’s Hardware, the folder – dubbed “Intel exconfidential Lake Platform Release” – contains a ton of company secrets, which include unpublished roadmaps and schematics. “Most of the things here have NOT been published ANYWHERE before and are classified as confidential, under NDA or Intel Restricted Secret,” the leaker boasted.

Here’s Intel’s official statement on the matter: “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.”

Tom’s Hardware points out that some of the files include references to Centerm Information Co. Ltd., “a Chinese company established and existing under the laws of the People’s Republic of China.” This may be where the leak was obtained from.

The following is a full list of documents that the leaker has purportedly obtained:

  • Intel ME Bringup guides + (flash) tooling + samples for various platforms
  • Kabylake (Purley Platform) BIOS Reference Code and Sample Code + Initialization code (some of it as exported git repos with full history)
  • Intel CEFDK (Consumer Electronics Firmware Development Kit (Bootloader stuff)) SOURCES
  • Silicon / FSP source code packages for various platforms
  • Various Intel Development and Debugging Tools
  • Simics Simulation for Rocket Lake S and potentially other platforms
  • Various roadmaps and other documents
  • Binaries for Camera drivers Intel made for SpaceX
  • Schematics, Docs, Tools + Firmware for the unreleased Tiger Lake platform
  • (very horrible) Kabylake FDK training videos
  • Intel Trace Hub + decoder files for various Intel ME versions
  • Elkhart Lake Silicon Reference and Platform Sample Code
  • Some Verilog stuff for various Xeon Platforms, unsure what it is exactly.
  • Debug BIOS/TXE builds for various Platforms
  • Bootguard SDK (encrypted zip)
  • Intel Snowridge / Snowfish Process Simulator ADK
  • Various schematics
  • Intel Marketing Material Templates (InDesign)
  • Lots of other things

“If you find password protected zips in the release the password is probably either ‘Intel123’ or ‘intel123,'” the leaker added. “This was not set by me or my source, this is how it was acquired from Intel.” Apparently, more leaks are coming.

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