Hacker Says He Compromised Intel, Gained Private Info

Kevin Parrish reports:

A hacker using the pseudonyms “Weedgrower” and “X-pOSed” is claiming that he compromised Intel and obtained sensitive data by using a flaw in the subscriber segment of Intel’s web site. With access to the Intel.com database, the hacker claims he can retrieve sensitive information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, email addresses, passwords and more.

“I’ve got to give some applause to all these pseudo-security technicians out there,” the hacker states. “I cut Intel a break, I have access to a database and another vulnerability which enables the right to read user data. I’ll be gracious here and NOT spill the data, but I will provide screenshots to prove that I have access to Credit Card data and such.”

Read more on Tom’s Hardware.  The claim was first reported on The Hacker News with a screenshot allegedly from the database.

There’s no statement on Intel’s site at the time of this positing.

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