Intel comes forth and says that it too was hacked around the same time that Google was.
While the hacking of Google was widely publicized, it wasn't the only firm under attack from nefarious groups. In fact, Google said that a supposed twenty other companies were targeted by hackers around the same time that the search giant was hit.
Today, Intel told reporters that it was also the target of a hacking attempt around the same time of the attack on Google, but denied any connection to that incident.
"The only connection is timing," Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said, quoted by Reuters. The representative also added that Intel gets targeted by hackers on a "very regular" basis. Intel declined to say from where the hacks originated.
Mulloy was asked whether Intel had spoken with Google with regards to the hacking incidents, to which he replied, "Our security folks work very closely and collaboratively throughout the industry."
Intel later told reporters that it did not lose any information, though it does seem unusual for the company to confirm a hacking incident specifically from last month if attempts are made on a regular basis.