MSI Data Breach Exposes Intel Boot Guard Keys: The Shocking Aftermath of the Money Message Hack
In March, a security breach allowed the leak of up to 1.5TB of MSI's sensitive data, impacting other companies as well.
Intel is now actively investigating a major data loss of Intel Boot Guard keys as a result of the breach.
The extent of the damage is still unclear as investigations are underway.
In the worst-case scenario, the security feature would end up useless on compromised devices and stands as a critical concern.
The hacker clique began leaking the firmware source code of MSI's motherboards as a result.
The source code may contain sensitive information, such as Intel Boot Guard private keys for 116 MSI products.
Threat actors who gain access to these keys could create powerful malware capable of bypassing Intel's security measures.
The compromised Intel Boot Guard may now be ineffective on some of Intel's best processors running on MSI-based devices.
The breach raised issues around security and highlights the importance of implementing robust security practices to protect sensitive data and prevent cyberattacks.