Earlier this month, Bloomberg published a bombshell report claiming that agents from a Chinese intelligence organization successfully planted malicious hardware on Supermicro servers that eventually were put into use by companies like Apple and Amazon. Before long, numerous questions about the veracity of the original report were being raised. Not only was the Bloomberg report curiously spotty with respect to how the attack actually operated, one of the story's main sources claims that the story Bloomberg ultimately ran with didn't make any sense.
What's more, both Amazon and Apple issued strongly worded responses unequivocally denying all aspects of the story. And while some PR statements tend to be vague and leave things open to interpretation, Apple and Amazon's denials were sweepingly specific and left no stone unturned.
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