Global networking products manufacturer Juniper Networks in 2008 incorporated a flawed algorithm from the NSA in its NetScreen devices, even though the company was aware of the flaw that was suspected to provide a backdoor.
ANALYSIS Claims that the Colonial Pipeline Company paid US$5 million as a ransom to the group behind the DarkSide Windows ransomware after it was attacked on 7 May need to be taken with a pinch of salt, seeing as the report was an "exclusive" from Bloomberg.
The new version of the hardware hack story floated by Bloomberg illustrates one thing: the English language is a glorious tool for obfuscating things and making the meretricious appear like the magnificent.
Claims that servers, built by US company Super Micro Computer — known as Supermicro — have been tampered with and found to be sending data to China for many years, have been aired again by the news agency Bloomberg, nearly two years after it made similar claims that were short on proof.
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The American news agency Bloomberg has promoted one of the two journalists who wrote a story last year claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company, Supermicro Computer. The story has been met with a storm of denial since it was published nearly a year ago, but has not been either corrected or retracted.
Ten months ago, the American news agency Bloomberg published a sensational story claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company Supermicro Computer. Despite being met by a storm of denial, the likes of which is rarely seen, Bloomberg has neither retracted nor corrected the yarn till today.
Apparently undeterred by strong criticism of a supply chain attack story it published last week, Bloomberg has put out another yarn, dealing with a similar theme, this time about a "major US telecommunications company" that allegedly encountered doctored hardware made by the US company Supermicro Computer.
The Bloomberg story, claiming chips are being implanted by a Chinese contractor on server motherboards sold by US firm Supermicro Computer and being used to spy on some companies, will benefit reporters Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley — who wrote it — if it holds up under scrutiny.
It has taken just three days for the Bloomberg claims about China spying on US firms through the implant of chips on server mainboards sold by the US firm, Supermicro, to lose most of their sheen.
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