An independent audit has found no evidence that malicious chips were planted on Supermicro’s motherboards, debunking Bloomberg claims that servers at Amazon and Apple were being spied upon by China.
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Security researchers at ESET discovered that hackers managed to compromise StatCounter and change the analytics script used by hundreds of thousands of websites.
The US Department of Homeland Security and UK’s GCHQ have rallied behind the vigorous denials issued by Amazon and Apple, after Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported China had planted malicious computer chips on systems used by the tech giants.
An extraordinary report released by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which claims that China has been exploiting the supply-chain, planting a tiny microchip on servers which ended up in the server rooms of almost 30 companies, including the likes of Apple and Amazon.
Security researchers have discovered 157 gigabytes of sensitive data from over 100 manufacturing companies left exposed online for anyone to access.
A supply chain attack is believed to have been responsible for surreptitiously inserting a backdoor into widely used server management software.
David Bisson reports.