- Oct 30, 2002
- Great Lakes
Since OVERKILL's thread got locked due to people going way off topic... it looks like all the major US companies are denying being affected by the Chinese chip shenanigans, certainly casting serious doubts on Bloomberg's story. Then again, if I was one of those companies, I'd probably deny it as well, even if I was impacted. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this in the weeks/months to come. https:/
motherboard.vice.com/ en_us/ article/ qv9npv/ bloomberg-china-supermicro-apple-hack
Even sources used in the original story are confused about what's going on. The cybersecurity podcast Risky Business interviewed one of the few named sources in the original Businessweek article, hardware security expert Joe Fitzpatrick, who expressed doubts about the article, and said he had never been contacted by any Bloomberg fact-checker. Fitzpatrick was used as an expert source to comment on the technical details of what Bloomberg described and does not have any firsthand knowledge of the actual alleged hack. "I have the expertise to look at the technical details and I have the knowledge to look at the technical details and see that they're jumbled. They're not outright wrong, but they are theoretical." Fitzpatrick, a well known hardware security trainer, told Risky Business founder and host Patrick Gray. "I see a lot of details that I gave out of context, so I'm not an expert judge on quality of journalism, but I definitely have my doubts on this one."