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What just happened? Apple and Amazon Web Services have rushed to deny a report that they were two of around 30 companies spied on by the Chinese government using tiny chips inserted onto server hardware.
The Bloomberg report claims that the rice-sized chips were hidden on server motherboards produced by San Jose-based firm Super Micro. Groups affiliated with Chinese government reportedly infiltrated the company’s supply chain, attaching the chips, which were disguised as signal conditioning couplers, to motherboards that ended up in US servers.
One has to wonder though why or how the motherboards PCB design allowed these integrated circuits to be incorporated?
Where they designed that way in the first place?
If so could there even be some form of industrial espionage at play?
originally posted by: SpartanStoic
Amazon and Apple (I'm a shareholder dammit) are denying it but Bloomberg sites some good information.