Apple before the US Congress: no attack by China

08/10/2018

 

Cupertino company denied a Bloomberg article about a Chinese attack on its supply chain

 

No suspicious Chinese interference in Apple devices. To confirm this, denying a bomb article that had been launched by Bloomberg, was one of Apple’s leading security officials. These, before the Congress of the United States of America, confirmed that he had found no traces of suspicious transmissions or other evidence that any sophisticated attack on the supply chain was perpetrated.

George Stathakopoulos, Apple vice president of information security, sent a letter to the Senate and Chamber of Commerce committees, explaining that the company had repeatedly investigated, but found no evidence for the main points contained in a Bloomberg article. In fact, in the latter, there was talk of chips inside the servers sold to Apple by Super Micro Computer, which would have allowed backdoor transmissions in China.

 

Stathakopoulos told the press that Apple never found chips or vulnerabilities

 

“Apple’s proprietary security tools are continuously scanning for precisely this kind of outbound traffic, as it indicates the existence of malware or other malicious activity. Nothing was ever found” said Stathakopoulos.

Stathakopoulos himself repeated to the press that Apple never found chips or vulnerabilities intentionally planted in any server.

 

Confirmations also come from the British National Cyber ​​Security Center and the US Department of Homeland Security

 

Even the British National Cyber ​​Security Center and the US Department of Homeland Security have confirmed that there is no reason to doubt the denials by Apple and Amazon.com regarding the backdoor chips.

Bloomberg, for its part, continues to support its own reconstruction of the facts, based on 17 anonymous sources, regarding the spying activity on Apple products. Some accusations, however, Apple responded promptly, are based only on some accounts or even on a single anonymous source.

 

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