Chipmaker Intel Corp. blames internal error on data leak

by Joseph K. Clark

The computer chipmaker Intel Corp. is blaming an internal error on a data leak that prompted it to release a quarterly earnings report early

Chipmaker Intel Corp

The company’s quarterly results were initially scheduled to be published hours later after the close of trading on Wall Street Thursday.

“An infographic was hacked off of our PR newsroom site,” the newspaper quoted Davis as saying. It quoted an unnamed company spokesperson speaking Intel was notified that the graphic was circulating outside the company.

Early access to such information could benefit a stock trader. On Friday, Intel issued a statement saying it had determined that no hack had occurred.

It said, “the URL of our earnings infographic was inadvertently made publicly accessible before the publication of our earnings and accessed by third parties. 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.” The company’s stock price closed down more than 9% Friday.

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