- A bombshell report claims that China has been developing a massive spying operation for a few years that involved building hardware backdoors into critical server components with the help of microchips no bigger than a grain of rice or the tip of a sharpened pencil.
- The in-depth expose comes from Bloomberg Businessweek, which cited up to 17 people with knowledge of the hardware manipulation, including six current and former national security officials, as well as sources from Amazon’s AWS business and three Apple insiders.
- Amazon, Apple, and Supermicro have all denied the allegations, as has China.
- Altering the hardware would give attackers immense power over the software, the report explains.
Chris Smith / BGR - 1 year ago