Apple categorically denies bombshell report on Chinese 'spy' microchips in iCloud servers

Apple categorically denies bombshell report on Chinese 'spy' microchips in iCloud servers
Today's bombshell investigation by Bloomberg how tiny Chinese "spy chips" infiltrated major Silicon Valley companies' servers has been categorically denied by Apple already. Well, categorically is not the right word, Apple directly claims that Bloomberg is confusing its stories with totally different ones, in a statement sent out to the media:


We learn a few things from this statement, namely that Apple has been already asked for comments on the spy chips, and has hinted towards an earlier, much more benign incident. Bloomberg's piece is titled "The Big Hack" for a good reason, as it involves microchips planted in servers destined for big US companies, which stealthily hooked to the networks their carrier hardware was hooked to. More than 30 victims are reported, including juggernauts like Amazon's Web Services, and Apple.

Since China assembles the bulk of the phones and computers globally, it has been fairly easy to mandate installing a certain microchip for various government purposes. The company that supplied the servers, called Super Micro, is one of the largest such assemblers, and several US national security sources claim it has been infiltrated by officials from the People's Liberation Army (read: the military intelligence). 

Needless to say, all involved, including Beijing, deny the allegations, cry wolf, and say the facts are either misrepresented or non-existent, but the fallout is yet to be felt completely. Apple, in its turn, is positive nothing malicious has been taking place, and no customer data has been compromised by an alleged hardware hack:


source: Bloomberg

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11 Comments

1. shiv179

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

If you say so Apple

2. Ghost04

Posts: 509; Member since: May 03, 2014

So, iCloud is containing Chinese spyware !!!! Now...????? Americas please stop buying Apple products because you are so concerned about your privacy. Its harmful for your private data

3. applesnapple93

Posts: 292; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

Liberal company.... Welcome to Liberal news.

4. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Everyone wants the cash

10. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1137; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It's not cash they're after.

5. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Their ios was jailbroken under 24hrs by Chinese alibaba group, the so called most secure. Lol

6. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Guess you need to learn what Jail Breaking actually is you fool!

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3807; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

"modify (a smartphone or other electronic device) to remove restrictions imposed by the manufacturer or operator, e.g. to allow the installation of unauthorized software." In otherwords, bypass security restrictions imposed by a manufacturer.

11. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Even if the latest iOS is jailbroken, this isn't possible with retaining data. The phone will be factory reset, thus your data is secure.

8. warrenellis93

Posts: 525; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

I think apple is the one who is confused

9. gamehead unregistered

Yikes

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