In October, a report by Bloomberg claimed that spies working for the Chinese government had inserted microchips on Supermicro server motherboards to spy on customers, which Bloomberg reported as affecting Apple and nearly 30 companies in total. Today, the outside investigations firm hired by Supermicro reported its findings, confirming that there is no evidence of any malicious hardware in current or old Supermicro server motherboards, including those used by Apple for iCloud (via Reuters).
Supermicro denied the allegations made in the Bloomberg report when it came out, and in today’s letter to its customers said it was not surprised by the new findings. The [...]
Russia-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab today said that while „hardware supply chain attacks are a reality,“ evidence suggests Bloomberg Businessweek’s report about Chinese intelligence tampering with server motherboards manufactured by Apple’s former supplier Supermicro is „untrue.“
Apple data center Kaspersky Lab said the report „should be taken with a grain of salt“ in its 14-page analysis of the alleged attack, obtained by MacRumors:
The stories published by Bloomberg in October 2018 had a significant impact. For Supermicro, it meant a 40% stock valuation loss. For businesses owning Supermicro hardware, [...]
Rob Joyce, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy at the NSA, is the latest official to question the accuracy of Bloomberg Businessweek’s bombshell „The Big Hack“ report about Chinese spies compromising the U.S. tech supply chain.
„I have pretty good understanding about what we’re worried about and what we’re working on from my position. I don’t see it,“ said Joyce, speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce cyber summit in Washington, D.C. today, according to a subscriber-only Politico report viewed by MacRumors.
„I’ve got all sorts of commercial industry freaking out and just losing their minds about [...]