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The tech giants, the US and the Chinese spy chips that never were. or were they? | John Naughton

8 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

A sensational Bloomberg story about a major hardware hack was swiftly denied. But the journalists aren't backing down On 4 October, Bloomberg Businessweek published a major story under the headline “The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U S Companies”. It claimed that Chinese spies had inserted a covert electronic backdoor into the hardware of computer servers used by 30 US companies, including Amazon and Apple (and possibly also servers used by national security agencies), by compromising America's technology supply chain. According to the Bloomberg story, the technology...
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The security community increasingly thinks a bombshell Bloomberg report on Chinese chip hacking could be bogus

The security community increasingly thinks a bombshell Bloomberg report on Chinese chip hacking could be bogus

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A Bloomberg report from last week alleged that Chinese spies had been able to malicious chips into servers made by SuperMicro, an American company.
All parties involved have denied the report, including, most recently, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, during a Senate hearing.
Security professionals are also increasingly distancing themselves from the claims.
Last week, Bloomberg published a bombshell report about how Chinese spies managed to implant chips into computer servers made by SuperMicro, an American company.
If true, the report raised questions about whether...
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