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Intel says it was targeted by a "sophisticated" hacker attack this year at about the same time as a spying probe that hit Google.

Intel Corp. disclosed the attack in a regulatory filing. The disclosure late Monday doesn't necessarily mean that Intel was infiltrated or that the attackers were the same ones that targeted Google Inc.

Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said Tuesday the attack on Intel wasn't broad-based like the one that hit Google. He says Intel isn't aware of any intellectual property being stolen.

Intel, like other major corporations, face constant computer attacks. Mulloy says the company was only pointing out there was a connection in terms of the timing of the Google attacks as part of a disclosure to investors about the company's risks.

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