Swift, Strong Denials Dog Second Bloomberg Story on China's Exploitation of Supermicro
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Resurrecting a story it first ran in 2018, Bloomberg has released another supposed bombshell story involving how China has purportedly exploited products developed by U.S. company hardware maker Supermicro Computer.
In a lengthy piece that cites numerous unnamed officials and provides many background descriptions, the authors seem to have moved away from their previous claim that China had managed to infiltrate the supply chain of Supermicro to implant surveillance chips in the motherboards the company used. In a series of rapid and highly credible denials, Supermicro refuted the earlier story’s claims, as did SuperMicro customers Apple and Amazon. Supermicro also strongly refutes this second article’s assertions. The U.S. government, as well as the NSA, likewise deny the claims raised in both stories. (Jordan Robertson, Micheal Riley /…
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