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Apple, Amazon Strongly Refute Server Infiltration Report

October 5, 2018

Apple and Amazon are strongly refuting a report claiming that Chinese spies infiltrated third-party motherboards used on servers by U.S. companies. If true, the incident would be the largest supply chain attack to have been launched against American corporations, say experts.

According to a Bloomberg report, a China government-affiliated group coerced Chinese manufacturer Super Micro Computer (Supermicro) to insert tiny microchips into its motherboards. Those Supermicro motherboards were then used in servers designed in the United States and ultimately used by more than 30 U.S. companies – including Apple and Amazon, as well as unnamed government contractors and “a major bank.”

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