Bloomberg: The_Big_Hack article
This morning (10/04/2018) Bloomberg Businessweek published an article this morning titled, "The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies". This article states that a number of technology companies may have been impacted by a hardware vulnerability. The accusation is that "Nested on the servers. motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn't part of the boards. original design". The motherboard supplier named in the article is Supermicro. The primary companies named in the article have actively denied the claims.
False positive. The article is the only source for these claims and the companies named, after thorough investigation, have actively denied the claims.
LINK TO ADVISORIES
- Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies Amazon/Apple/SuperMicro/Beijing
- claims: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-amazon-apple-supermicro-and-beijing-respond