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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Details are only now emerging of a sneak attack on everyone's favourite chip behemoth late last year. Intel Towers in sunny downtown Swindon contains many a top secret part that the competition would love to get its hands on. Chipzilla played the whole affair down, but the reason for this wasn't down to any concern over the loss of Intel secrets. Of all the hundreds of systems, both current and future available to the thieves, only two were removed in the dead of night. And when we discovered what they were we understood Chipzilla's reluctance to give details -– they were two Sun SPARC boxes used to drive the big colour copiers in the print room –- the only non-Intel processors in the entire building. ®

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