Intel: We Were Hacked Too

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
    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
    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
    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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  • Shadow703793
    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
    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
    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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