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Old 05-10-2018, 10:33 AM   #1
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The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

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Old 05-10-2018, 11:03 AM   #2
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Today, Bloomberg BusinessWeek published a story claiming that AWS was aware of modified hardware or malicious chips in SuperMicro motherboards in Elemental Media’s hardware at the time Amazon acquired Elemental in 2015, and that Amazon was aware of modified hardware or chips in AWS’s China Region.


There are so many inaccuracies in ‎this article as it relates to Amazon that they’re hard to count.

Amazon AWS's official response to the Bloomberg Article


The October 8, 2018 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek incorrectly reports that Apple found “malicious chips” in servers on its network in 2015. As Apple has repeatedly explained to Bloomberg reporters and editors over the past 12 months, there is no truth to these claims.

Apple's official Statement regarding Bloomberg Article

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Old 10-10-2018, 12:44 PM   #3
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More doubts surfaces.. especially from Apple..


On Monday, Apple also doubled down, with a new strong denial sent to multiple Congressional committees. The company sent a letter refuting the first story, published in Bloomberg's Businessweek, which said China had planted hardware backdoors onto motherboards made by a company called SuperMicro used by multiple US companies, including Apple and Amazon.

The letter is the strongest signal yet from a growing array of government agencies, companies, and technical experts who are calling the Bloomberg story into doubt. (The new story does not directly address these denials.)

“You should know that Bloomberg provided us with no evidence to substantiate their claims and our internal investigations concluded their claims were simply wrong,” the letter, signed by George Stathakopoulos, vice president of information security at Apple, reads.

“Apple has never found malicious chips, ‘hardware manipulations’ or vulnerabilities purposefully planted in any server. We never alerted the FBI to any security concerns like those described in the article, nor has the FBI ever contacted us about such an investigation,” the letter continues.
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