Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

Google discovered the critical flaw in computer microprocessors that leaves PCs running on Intel and other chips vulnerable to hackers, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in an interview on CNBC Wednesday afternoon.

“We were notified by Google a while back ago, a couple months ago,” Krzanich told CNBC.

Krzanich went on to say that it was working with other companies to come up with a fix, including “OS partners,” as well as rival chipmakers AMD and ARM.

The revelation of the security flaw sent Intel’s stock tumbling on Wednesday. Initial reports indicated that the security flaw was limited to Intel processors, but chipmaker ARM has since said that chips based on its technology are also affected.

Intel is hosting a conference call this afternoon to provide more information on the situation.

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