The computer chipmaker Intel Corp. confirmed that an internal error is the cause of a data leak that prompted it to release a quarterly earnings report early.
Intel chief financial officer, George Davis, told The Financial Times that the chipmaker believed a threat actor stole financially sensitive information from its site and for this reason, it anticipated the release of a quarterly earnings report to avoid that attackers could use this data for operations on the stock market.
The company confirmed that attackers did not compromise the corporate network.
““An infographic was hacked off of our PR newsroom site,” the newspaper quoted Davis as saying. It quoted an unnamed company spokesperson as saying Intel was notified that the graphic was circulating outside the company.” reported the Associated Press.
Now the company excluded the hack, and confirmed the incident was caused by an internal error, below the statement issued by the company:
“the URL of our earnings infographic was inadvertently made publicly accessible before publication of our earnings and accessed by third parties.” reads the Intel’s statement. “Once we became aware of the situation we promptly issued our earnings announcement. Intel’s network was not compromised and we have adjusted our process to prevent this in the future.”
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Intel)