China used tiny chips on USA computers to steal secrets

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The original article claims that tiny chips were found on motherboards supplied by Chinese server company Super Micro.

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We are deeply disappointed that in their dealings with us, Bloomberg's reporters have not been open to the possibility that they or their sources might be wrong or misinformed.

Unnamed government sources told Bloomberg the source of the attack was the People's Liberation Army and the Chinese government.

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Earlier this year, a Commerce Department investigation Trump ordered into Chinese trading practices found that China had hacked into USA businesses for commercial gain.

The reported manipulation of electronics supply chains to United States companies are certain to sharpen long-standing questions about the crucial but uneasy relationship between the world's two leading economies. A U.S. National Security Agency spokeswoman said she had no immediate comment.

Surveillance through altered hardware is more difficult to execute than more familiar hacks to software, but the results can be harder to remedy because the components must be detected and physically removed, or use of the hardware must be discontinued.

Investigators found that tiny microchips, not much bigger than a grain of sand, had been inserted during manufacturing in China onto equipment made by subcontractors of Super Micro Computer Inc., one of the world's biggest suppliers of server motherboards, the fiber-mounted clusters of chips and capacitors that act as neurons of data centers.

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The surveillance microchips reportedly could have connected to outside computers and secretly downloaded software to bypass security protections, such as passwords or encryption keys, stored elsewhere on the affected servers, enabling remote computerized spying. China has responded with counter-tariffs on American products with particular political resonance, including agricultural goods.

"Our best guess is that they are confusing their story with a previously reported 2016 incident in which we discovered an infected driver on a single Super Micro server in one of our labs", Apple said of the Bloomberg report.

The report said that dozens of companies may have used sabotaged servers in their data centers before the Chinese operation was detected.

Similarly, in an emailed statement, Apple declared that it had "never found malicious chips, "hardware manipulations" or vulnerabilities purposely planted in any server", writing, "We have repeatedly and consistently offered factual responses, on the record, refuting virtually every aspect of Bloomberg's story relating to Apple". It said it has never found any malicious chips, had not been informed that such chips were found by any customer, and never been contacted by government agencies on the matter. "We are not aware of any investigation by the FBI, nor are our contacts in law enforcement".

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