Chinese spy chips discovered in Amazon, Apple hardware, new report says; Both deny

A new report asserts that China may have been spying on technology companies in the United States using a tiny spy chip. Chinese subcontractors reportedly added the spy chips onto Supermicro motherboards during assembly, and the chips were designed to collect trade secrets and intellectual property from U.S. companies, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Supermicro provided motherboards to dozens of companies, including Apple and Amazon. Incredible: More than a dozen U.S. government and company sources tell Bloomberg that Chinese military operatives got tiny little spy chips into motherboards used by major American companies including Amazon and Apple. — Emily Rauhala (@emilyrauhala) October 4, 2018 The spy chips were first discovered when Amazon hired a third-party company to conduct a security analysis of a start-up company, Elemental Technologies, who Amazon considered acquiring. Their technology aided Amazon in compressing massive video files for improved

Source: Chinese spy chips discovered in Amazon, Apple hardware, new report says; Both deny

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