Wolf Haldenstein Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Intel For Defective Intel Processors

Wolf Haldenstein, on behalf of plaintiffs Edward Rinn and Reno Cappelli, filed a federal class action suit against Intel Corp. in the United States District Court, Northern District of California for knowingly manufacturing and selling to the public defective Intel Processors.  See the Complaint.

The Complaint alleges that Intel Processors are defective because they were designed by Defendant Intel in a way that allows hackers and malicious programs potential access to highly secure information stored on the units in which they are installed. Defendant Intel has not been able to offer an effective repair to its customers. Furthermore, Defendant Intel has admitted knowing of the design defect giving rise to the security risks for at least 6 months and continued to sell and distribute its processors without repair or disclosure of the defect

Intel Faces Scrutiny as Questions Swirl Over Chip Security, New York Times, January 7, 2018

Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws In the World’s Computers, New York Times, January 3, 2018

Processor Flaw Exposes 20 Years of Devices to New Attack, The Verge, January 3, 2018