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Apple M-Series Chips “GoFetch” Vulnerability Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

by | Mar 27, 2024 | Class Action

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC, a law firm experienced in data security class action litigation, is investigating claims on behalf of owners of Apple devices and hardware utilizing M-Series chips that are vulnerable to a security risk known as the “GoFetch” attack.  All new Apple Macs released from late 2020 to today are vulnerable.

New Apple Devices are Vulnerable to the GoFetch cyber attack

In recent developments, Apple’s M-series CPUs—like the M1, M2, and M3— that power all of Apple’s latest devices are facing a critical security threat known as the GoFetch vulnerability. This exploit has the potential to compromise user data and cryptographic applications. If you own an Apple device with an M-series chip you are impacted by GoFetch vulnerability.

Please contact our law firm for more information on your rights and potential legal recourse.

The “GoFetch” Vulnerability CANNOT be Patched

  • GoFetch leverages data memory-dependent prefetchers (DMPs) present in Apple’s M-series CPUs;
  • GoFetch allows data leakage from a core’s cache;
  • The vulnerability enables attackers to exfiltrate secret keys from cryptographic applications. This vulnerability specifically endangers your private keys, which are crucial for maintaining the security of assets like Bitcoin.

The Vulnerability is Inherent to the Apple M-Series Hardware Design

No Easy Fix: Users must replace their CPUs

    • Simple disabling DMPs would significantly impact performance and is likely not feasible for M-Series CPUs;
    • Apple users must navigate the challenge of addressing a hardware-level vulnerability;
    • The most effective solution would be to replace the Mac’s CPU; however, this is neither practical nor economically feasible for most users.

What Should I do if I own an Apple Device with an M-Series Chip? 

If you own an Apple device with an M1, M2, or M3 series chip and would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies related to the Apple “GoFetch” vulnerability  please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.