Lawyer Seeks Class-Action Suit Against Intel, Apple, ARM

Intel in Israel employs around 10,000 workers in its Kiryat Gat production center and in four development centers, in Haifa, Yakum, Yerushalayim and Petach Tikvah. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A group of Israelis has filed a request with the Haifa District Court to file a class-action lawsuit against Intel, ARM and Apple – all based on recent revelations that processors manufactured by Intel are vulnerable to hacking. The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Rimon Zinati, and they include users of computers and cell-phones that include processors made by the companies.

In the complaint, Zinati writes that “something new has appeared on the tech landscape. Our worst nightmares have come to pass, and a giant tech bubble has burst. That this is an earthquake is an understatement. Since the announcement by the companies of the vulnerabilities of their products, we realize that we are living in a fantasy world and now realize that we do not even have a minimum of privacy.”

The court is set to give its decision on the matter in the coming weeks. The Israeli lawsuit is one of many that are being prepared in countries around the world.