Apple, Amazon deny Bloomberg report on Chinese hardware attack

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Bloomberg also reported that the modified hardware was found in systems operated by Elemental Media, a company Amazon acquired in 2015, which the company also refutes. "I don't want to address anything that might touch on specific intelligence questions", he told reporters.

However, the Chinese government, Apple, Amazon, and an unnamed USA government official who spoke to the Washington Post disputed this claim.

Many more details are in Bloomberg's report.

The Chinese government, Apple, Amazon and other involved companies disputed the report to Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and USA intelligence officials declined to comment.

Bloomberg Businessweek cited unidentified sources from intelligence agencies and business that Chinese spies had placed computer chips inside equipment used by about 30 companies and multiple USA government agencies, which would give Beijing secret access to internal networks.

The operation, which Bloomberg Businessweek attributed to a Chinese military unit that specializes in hacking hardware, worked by inserting a tiny, innocuous-looking microchip onto motherboards in servers produced by Supermicro, a leading supplier of such equipment, based in San Jose.

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"There are so many inaccuracies in this article as it relates to Amazon that they're hard to count", the Seattle-based company said in its own statement.

The surveillance microchips reportedly could have connected to outside computers and secretly downloaded software to bypass security protections, such as passwords or encryption keys, stored elsewhere on the affected servers, enabling remote computerized spying. Investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines, according to people familiar with the matter. Amazon reported the discovery to US authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. The committee's chairman, Republican Devin Nunes of California, didn't respond to a request for comment. The report "provides more evidence that China's pattern of behavior is a serious threat to national security and supply chain risk management".

We are deeply disappointed that in their dealings with us, Bloomberg's reporters have not been open to the possibility that they or their sources might be wrong or misinformed. "We stand by our story and are confident in our reporting and sources".

Although China has been accused in the past of breaching United States and other western technology with compromised software devices, the insertion of a stealth chip into the hardware would pose... He has engaged in a trade war with the country, leveling tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports and threatening more.

The company is American, but the motherboards were assembled mainly in China.

"We have a tremendous problem with theft of intellectual property with China", Trump said Monday during a news conference to announce a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. Beijing has previously denied allegations of orchestrating cyber attacks against Western companies.

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