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Intel: We Were Hacked Too

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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.

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    Shadow703793 , February 24, 2010 12:29 AM
    Damn.... now the Chinease can build a copy of Nehalem II
    /sarcasm

    At any rate, it's amazing how many companies/websites get attacked by crackers (There IS a difference between hackers and crackers. Too bad the media has corrupted the original meaning of "hacker" ).
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    Shadow703793 , February 24, 2010 1:11 AM
    zachary ki don't think it was china, it was probably AMD. you think AMD has breakthroughs? lol

    Yes, it's called bringing the first DX11 cards to market.
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    JohnnyLucky , February 24, 2010 12:37 AM
    Looks like there is no end in sight. Hmmm....sounds like a plot for a sci-fi movie - "The Day The Earth Was Hacked"
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  • 27 Hide
    Shadow703793 , February 24, 2010 12:29 AM
    Damn.... now the Chinease can build a copy of Nehalem II
    /sarcasm

    At any rate, it's amazing how many companies/websites get attacked by crackers (There IS a difference between hackers and crackers. Too bad the media has corrupted the original meaning of "hacker" ).
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    JohnnyLucky , February 24, 2010 12:37 AM
    Looks like there is no end in sight. Hmmm....sounds like a plot for a sci-fi movie - "The Day The Earth Was Hacked"
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    turbolover22 , February 24, 2010 12:38 AM
    Working on the network security team for any large organization, university, etc. will reveal just how many attacks there really are against networks worldwide. There are potentially 100's of thousands of attacks daily. The majority of them are the routine attacks like port scanning and vulnerability testing that are carried out by infected bots/machines all over the world. When there is a targeted attack like the one on google and other big companies they usually hit several large companies at the same time and the attacks rarely go unnoticed. The attack is followed by the standard reactionary period where the company tries to cut off the current attack, prevent the compromise of other computers on the network, patch network holes, remove infected/compromised machines, etc... Notifying the public of the attacks that have happened is always the last step. IMO it is understandable that it has taken Intel this long to say "we were attacked too".
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    Sicundercover , February 24, 2010 12:55 AM
    Personally I think its a false flag. Right now in DC they are attempting to push threw several laws to give the Federal Government full control over the internet like in China.

    It doesnt have much support but a couple convenient hi profile hacks just might change their minds.
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    Shadow703793 , February 24, 2010 1:11 AM
    zachary ki don't think it was china, it was probably AMD. you think AMD has breakthroughs? lol

    Yes, it's called bringing the first DX11 cards to market.
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    nforce4max , February 24, 2010 1:13 AM
    sicundercoverPersonally I think its a false flag. Right now in DC they are attempting to push threw several laws to give the Federal Government full control over the internet like in China. It doesnt have much support but a couple convenient hi profile hacks just might change their minds.



    That most likely what is going since things are moving in that direction however it is only the start. Banking and utilities probably next to scare the sheep into accepting any measure of government regulation. It is common that people often turn to those who created the problem for a solution.
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    babybeluga , February 24, 2010 1:20 AM
    Somebody was trying to steal their Labaree plans!!!!!

    ...
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    Silicon Supremacist , February 24, 2010 1:22 AM
    That most likely what is going since things are moving in that direction however it is only the start. Banking and utilities probably next to scare the sheep into accepting any measure of government regulation. It is common that people often turn to those who created the problem for a solution.

    Yes, sicundercover, very perceptive. You should read "John Twelve Hawks - 4th Realm 01 - The Traveler and the Dark River"
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    josh7331 , February 24, 2010 1:26 AM
    Hehe I bet some russian guy wants to create intel processors for a lower cost now? COMMUNISM FTW!
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    zoemayne , February 24, 2010 1:45 AM
    I didnt really care about this at 1st but was gmail compromised?
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    demonnn , February 24, 2010 1:56 AM
    JohnnyLuckyLooks like there is no end in sight. Hmmm....sounds like a plot for a sci-fi movie - "The Day The Earth Was Hacked"
    funny lol
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    tacoslave , February 24, 2010 2:38 AM
    zachary ki don't think it was china, it was probably AMD. you think AMD has breakthroughs? lol


    nah intel just makes amd's ideas better. i mean come on amd is intels research department. Multi core, hyper transport, and 64 bit processing to name just a few.
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    eddieroolz , February 24, 2010 2:45 AM
    tacoslavenah intel just makes amd's ideas better. i mean come on amd is intels research department. Multi core, hyper transport, and 64 bit processing to name just a few.


    Not to mention Intel's R&D department is probably larger than the entire AMD.
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    jomofro39 , February 24, 2010 3:29 AM
    Anyone else see the metaphor about this and the priest scandal back in the day? Every day someone gets the courage to step forward and admit they have been victimized.
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    zachary k , February 24, 2010 3:34 AM
    Shadow703793Yes, it's called bringing the first DX11 cards to market.

    first, nvidia is the one with the graphics, hacking intel for a graphics breakthrough? even more lol.
    second, i count AMD and ATI as different entities because they do separate things. i would think that they have separate main offices and data centers.
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    DjEaZy , February 24, 2010 3:37 AM
    ... PR trick...
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    DjEaZy , February 24, 2010 3:58 AM
    sicundercoverPersonally I think its a false flag. Right now in DC they are attempting to push threw several laws to give the Federal Government full control over the internet like in China. It doesnt have much support but a couple convenient hi profile hacks just might change their minds.

    ... when i think, and i do it not often... yeah... that makes sense...
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    Kelavarus , February 24, 2010 4:46 AM
    Shadow703793Damn.... now the Chinease can build a copy of Nehalem II/sarcasmAt any rate, it's amazing how many companies/websites get attacked by crackers (There IS a difference between hackers and crackers. Too bad the media has corrupted the original meaning of "hacker" ).


    Well people thought they'd be talking about white people. It's not very nice to say Intel was attacked by white people by using a racial slur.

    I kid... Somewhat. :p 
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    ta152h , February 24, 2010 4:48 AM
    Shadow703793Damn.... now the Chinease can build a copy of Nehalem II/sarcasmAt any rate, it's amazing how many companies/websites get attacked by crackers (There IS a difference between hackers and crackers. Too bad the media has corrupted the original meaning of "hacker" ).


    Going back around 20-25 years ago, if we called a programmer a hacker, it meant his programming style was horrible, his code a mess, and his planning poor. It was a very derogatory term. If you said you did a 'hack job', you just did it quick and dirty, and didn't follow all the nice rules that make programs easy to maintain and read.

    Somehow, some idiot in the media decided it should mean people doing bad things on purpose. And the sheep followed ...
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