In the long run, the Kavanaugh confirmation may prove to be only the second-biggest story of the day.
This is a huge story, apparently well-sourced. *If* the alleged PLA hardware hack played out as described—then we're looking at an intelligence operation of historic proportions
Potentially huge scoop from Bloomberg alleging San Jose-based Super Micro, under direction or control of Chinese cyber spies, secretly embedded rice-sized computer chips on electronic components stitched into devices made by 30 companies #supplychain
NEW COVER: The Big Hack China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon
Holy cow. A Chinese military unit built tiny microchips and then implanted them on motherboards that were then used in data centers run by Amazon and Apple.
Allegedly a supply chain attack on Supermicro's servers installed small CPUs disguised as passive capacitors on the mainboard that were able to take over the BMC, which could then compromise the main CPU:
Incredible: More than a dozen U.S. government and company sources tell Bloomberg that Chinese military operatives got tiny little spy chips into motherboards used by major American companies including Amazon and Apple.
China inserted hacked microchips onto motherboards shipped to 30 US cos incl Apple. They were also in DoD data centers, the CIA’s drone operations, and Navy warships. This is what information warfare looks like - and the stakes are high.
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NEW COVER: How China used a tiny chip to attack the technology supply chain and infiltrate America's top companies, by &
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People have been speculating about this for decades, now maybe it’s happened: It’s completely insane that the US allows its tech supply chain to be controlled by a geopolitical rival.
Biggest news story of the year by what is now the best news outlet in the world
I wonder if the US should take drastic action to pressure US companies to move semiconductor work back to the US, or at least to US-friendly overseas jurisdictions. China isn't going to stop doing this and there's no other way to fully guard against it.
This. Is. Huge. There are many things that come to mind after reading this article. First, it puts a nail in the coffin of China’s aspirations to develop a microchip industry. There will be no market for them, and China’s is not big enough.
This is an enormous story
The Big Hack: How China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon
China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon
I'm just going to tweet this story every hour, because it's a blockbuster that questions bedrock principles of modern technology, and the rules of global relations.
This is why you don’t outsource the supply chain of critical industries and national manufacturing base to a foreign competitor in exchange for corporate profits and cheap trinkets at Walmart.
Your must-read today: exclusive on how Chinese spies infiltrated companies incl Apple and Amazon by installing a tiny microchip onto US-bound server motherboards, resulting in the most significant attack on the American technology supply chain to date
China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon
The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain. Extraordinary reporting by &
This story is big. It raises fundamental questions about whether the US can allow China to remain part of our supply chains. The story will also provide ammunition to advocates of confronting China on trade and contribute to the "new cold war" momentum
Bloomberg: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies. "The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain"
Incredible investigative reporting from & in Bloomberg this morning.
This is an incredible story, and should be the main topic of discussion for a week straight
Huge story. All Measures Short of War in action
Stunning article. A. This is why I continue to say: this is much more than a trade dispute B. I've heard rumors of a similar issue on a much more known and widely used product
Kudos to the editors who left this sentence alone! “Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, and the adult film industry, which did not.”
Huge story. Will accelerate trend towards significant disengagement of two economies.
Sources: Chinese spies used a tiny chip on server motherboards to reach ~30 US companies like Amazon and Apple by compromising America's technology supply chain (Bloomberg)
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So Amazon and Apple have both officially denied any knowledge of anything like what Bloomberg describes, and yet the news service says it has multiple national security officials and sources within both companies that confirm it
Woah. The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
This is wild. Absolutely must read story that seems more like a spy novel than real life.
Here is an advantage of keeping a strong manufacturing base that economists do not typically consider
In the most significant known attack against America's supply chain, Chinese hackers implanted tiny microchips in servers that made their way into data centers of almost 30 companies, including Inc. and Apple Inc.
I wonder how many people in the #crypto space have given any thought towards the supply chains of their hardware wallets
This is a hugely important piece. It claims that the entire microchip supply chain is compromised by added, hard-to-detect, malware chips inserted by Chinese Red Army espionage units. ...
This is straight out of a science fiction thriller.
China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon
Holy f***. "Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design."
This story is something.
This 6.5 MB Bloomberg article injects targeted code into your browser and pings back to a suite of mystery servers every few seconds while the page is open. Most of its components serve no obvious purpose.
This story is absolutely insane.
This is one of the most explosive stories I've read in a long time. Kudos to the team who reported/wrote it
China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate Amazon and Apple. The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with intelligence.
Data center equipment run by Amazon Web Services and Apple may have been subject to surveillance from the Chinese government via a tiny microchip inserted during the equipment manufacturing process, according to a exclusive
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This is incredible reporting on Chinese manipulation of our monopolistic tech supply chain to spy on everyone in the world. It's time to get our supply chains out of China now.
This is beyond crazy. Unless you worked in or for a datacenter, you may not know how widespread is the use of Supermicro products. From small bus to the enterprise, at one point your data has, and probably still is, flowing over one of their motherboard.
This is a seriously holy shit story.
This story is amazing. Don’t even need internet hackers to find a backdoor if you can have workers install one.
This is a Sputnik event: China placed an extra component on boards to hack inro targeted entities.
China's military hacked into Pentagon data centers, US Navy ships, the CIA, the Amazon cloud, Congress, and more by compromising the supply chain and supplying hardware components to a server motherboard company in California. #China #spy
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America wages a idiotic, partisan meme-war against itself. In other news, China quietly takes over.
"You can have less supply than you want and guarantee it’s secure, or you can have the supply you need, but there will be risk. Every organization has accepted the second proposition."
This story is astounding, says China seeded hardware back-doors into the supply chain to infiltrate top US companies
"The chips had been inserted during the manufacturing process, two officials say, by operatives from a unit of the People’s Liberation Army...One official says investigators found that it eventually affected almost 30 companies"
One of the most important ways the game is played today
China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon
EXCLUSIVE: “In Supermicro, China’s spies appear to have found a perfect conduit for what U.S. officials now describe as the most significant supply chain attack known to have been carried out against American companies.
This Businessweek story is mind-blowing and will very likely cause minor earthquakes today. But more importantly, it has a sentence so understated and funny I will spend the rest of my career trying to match it.
Astonishing story. Spies built into your motherboard.
China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon. Read the full story from here
There are many great things in this megastory about a jaw-dropping Chinese hardware hack, including this line:
If this doesn't win an award for best comedy in a technical article, we're doing something wrong...
Supermicro is in the news for the wrong reasons. This is bad news for an #HPC manufacturer. Will further discourage use of Chinese vendors for IT, including #Supercomputing. The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
Second, this explosive Bloomberg report detailing a massive hardware hack on servers used by Amazon, Apple, and the Pentagon.
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies "The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple."
Do not trust complex system (computers & phones) with your private keys Using simple, purposely built devices like Is the only sane solution. Not just because they are made in Canada, but they are also inspectable. Wise up 🤷‍♂️
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Chinese government embedding hacking chips that are almost impossible to detect in computer components sold globally (although many involved parties deny it). This is the most blatant form of cyberwarfare I've seen so far.
A few implications for #cdnnatsec from this story. First, a Canadian third-party lab discovered the breach and the US IC didn’t. Comes days after USIC officials said (IN CANADA) that Canadians weren’t able to do this. cc ⁦
JUST IN: , the top Democrat on Senate Intel, weighs in on Bloomberg story of China hardware infiltration: "These realities have fundamentally changed the risks for U.S. business."
This is an incredible story. What could be done inside ASICs or SoC chips is even more scary.
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.
Here is some ammo for the tech rip-off caseload: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Hell of a Bloomberg story: How China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon, alarming US authorities. via
People have been talking about supply chain attack from China for a long time, and now they found one? The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
"The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with intelligence and corporate sources."
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg
assuming this is accurate, compare China's intelligence operations with the whole Salisbury lethal clown show
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg ... Reporting categorically denied by every company in question - yet so detailed that it remains convincing. Quite a feat.
Terrifying. Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain #Hacking #securitytech
It's (incredible) stories like this that should put to rest the idea that the trade war with China will 1. stay contained within the trade policy arena and 2. is just a temporary dust-up
I go to sleep and wake to articles about public supply chain interdiction threats. More proof that it is not paranoia if they are actually after you :).
"The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate Amazon and Apple"
This is an incredible (and incredibly scary) story about how Chinese spy chips apparently made their way into servers used by Amazon and Apple.
I personally believe that the benefits of economic interdependence outweigh the perils. But there's no denying this is a pretty big downside risk.
This is pretty extraordinary news today: The Big Hack: How #China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies $AAPL $AMZN #hacked
Also well-written: highly informative and occasionally entertaining: "Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, & the adult film industry, which did not."
The Bloomberg Supermicro story also ends with one of the best/most depressing lines ever.
WOW: China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon via
China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon
Here's a fun example in theory: And here's one in practice, with... a Chinese firm infiltrating the west using supposedly secure hardware components:
Never mind Huawei or ZTE, it’s a US hardware maker that’s been compromised by the PLA
Elder Cuff, Imagine how fast you can run this new security exploit on such a platform: "The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies"
Perhaps the most important thing you can read today.
a nice touch in an otherwise scary story: "Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, and the adult film industry, which did not."
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Well this is fucking terrifying
Reminder: * Hardware attacks are real! * Control you supply chain * Security is a nightmare Must read for all of you... HT/ Seb.Kung
George H.W. Bush's economic advisor MIchael Boskin once said, "It doesn't make any difference whether a country makes potato chips or computer chips!" Well, it turns out it really really does matter.
This report on China compromising the security of the computer hardware supply chain is absolutely fascinating
How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
This bananas story describes the most insidious kind of cyber snooping imaginable: The spy devices are built into tiny computer parts.
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg < wow. Wow. Just wow.
This BW story on altered hardware from China discovered by Amazon is nuts. These attacks are almost impossible to find or stop.
This is the most remarkable tech story you will read today.
Apple denial to this story is wild. Don't think I've seen one as comprehensive lately. Crazy story all around, though completely expected by security space and supply chain watchers - it's a million-transistor-hotbed of potential vectors of compromise.
Huge story >> How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate Amazon and Apple
"Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China." #Supermicro The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
Having your industry rely on hostile foreigners is generally a bad idea.
I've always thought that embedded systems were a huge and under appreciated vulnerability: China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon via
I’ve said for years, the next world war will be fought in cyberspace. The country that infiltrates other’s information, communications, and power/water utilities has the ultimately upper hand. This recent “hack” is incredible and quite scary.
Fascinating reporting by . Obvious implications for Bitcoin. Couldn’t the PLA also compromise the Fed/banks and create USD for themselves? Provably underrated: “toxic” adversarial thinking
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate Amazon and Apple
A bombshell: "China’s spies appear to have found a perfect conduit for what U.S. officials now describe as the most significant supply chain attack known to have been carried out against American companies."
Manufacture all microprocessors at home.
China reportedly spied on U.S. How #China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies #fail #technology #hacking #cybersecurity
Great article about hardware hacks. via
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
China is using devices to spy on all motherboards is important but I couldn't not share this delicious bit of writing from that Bloomberg article:
Incredible story — an attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with intelligence and corporate sources
A central bank E currency can never be made secure. The only way you can make anything secure is through independent nodes and give up control. Thinking that trusted hardware can protect you is wrong.
So annoyed to see stuff like this. I hope the US govt responds forcefully.
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This is an amazing piece of journalism. And a sinister insight into the invisible world of cyber hacking, spying, industrial espionage.
This is fantastic reporting. Thank you and
Even if Hillary Clinton had been elected, the United States was headed for a major security-based trade and FDI showdown with China. via
“Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, and the adult film industry, which did not.” The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Corps.
Disturbing - yet predictable… microchip may have offered a stealth doorway into electronic devices
Wow. Brazen. “Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design.”
How Chinese Spies Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies Such as Apple And Amazon
Read this story and you will know why people in the know are building with Raptor Systems parts You can be 100% sure that Trump will be using this as a tool in his negotiations. They've been caught RED HANDED.
the presidential amber alert 🚨 sent to all devices nation-wide yesterday was a test.. a test for what precisely?
China stands accused of injecting a tiny modification into hardware components mass-produced in China in order to hack into communications in Western companies & governments.
Chinese spies have hacked dozens of US companies, including Amazon and Apple, by fiddling with their hardware at source: It had to happen eventually, but still, 'Made in China' will never sound the same again
"The companies’ denials are countered by six current and former senior national security officials" ... "Bloomberg LP has been a Supermicro...
Scary accounts of Chinese hardware hacking at large scale
Amazon, Apple, Super Micro all deny - this is not good!
Wow. And oh dear.
Yikes. China secretly installed a tiny chip on US circuit boards in a hack that infiltrated Amazon and Apple
Extraordinary story on Chinese hardware hacks - helps explain the Australian Government’s decision to refuse to allow Huawei contribute hardware to the NBN.
The assertion in this amazing piece that Amazon knew about a potential security issue in an acquisition target’s hardware — and STILL acquired the company — is just wow
China will laugh at us if they find out the kind of incompetent narcissist we’ve got to prepare for crisis like this.
Hardware #security starting to get attention, unfortunately providing assurance is going to be hard
Everyone should take a short break from domestic politics to read this amazing, terrifying story
In imagining massive bombs the next global conflagration, Einstein said, "I don't know with what weapons WW III will be fought, but WW IV will be fought with sticks & stones." Who knew that a pencil-sized chip might be part of the arsenal?
China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated Amazon and Apple, by Jordan Robertson () and Michael Riley / Bloomberg
What advanced warfare looks like in the 21st century.
An insane story. Wow. — The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
This is an important article about a new concern: hardware parasites. We're going to see more of them as we go global.
This is a stunning report with massive implications for the entire tech industry, but... there is not a single piece of on the record corroboration
The Amish are laughing: motherboards modified with miniature "spy" chips
One of the funnier lines in this otherwise seriously alarming blockbuster Bloomberg piece
"Two of Elemental’s biggest early clients were the Mormon church, which used the technology to beam sermons to congregations around the world, and the adult film industry, which did not."
SETEC ASTRONOMY is real
A new front has been opened in cyberwarfare: credible reports of motherboards being modified to include miniature "spy" chips
People were worried about chipped motherboards, routers and other stuff, when all the while, Windows and Android were undermining China's national security across the board and in the open.