According to brightsideofnews.com’s article entitled “McAfee virus update brings the world to a halt, damages chip production“.
For Intel, this meant initially they had to shut down, worldwide, most of their servers including email, and their VoIP phones. Some of their fab facilities suffered shut downs. All this was confirmed by our sources at three different facilities. Intel’s corporate communications has not sent out a press release as of our publication time.
They then speculate that this caused intel to loose some unknown amount of money due to damaged product, but they don’t actually know. You would think that if this is true, there would be some sort of penalty against McAfee for their much disliked product.