UPDATE 2: New Evidence found by Bloomberg reporting. “A major U.S. telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecom company.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-09/new-evidence-of-hacked-supermicro-hardware-found-in-u-s-telecom
UPDATE: WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? If true, then your electronic devices will spike up in price because more than 90% of them are made in China. That would end. The potential damage to national security would cost the government 100s of billions of dollars and you as a tax payer will see the bill. Apple and Amazon have unequivocally denied that this hack ever took place. Folks, Bloomberg is a top notch publication with almost incomparable reporters and editors. They spent a year researching this story. On the other hand, Apple and Amazon could be just as screwed as Elon Musk, if the SEC or other regulatory agency finds that their statement(s) of denial are false. So far this is first relatively comprehensive discussion that I have found. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/325-chinese-spy-chips-microsoft-announcements-pixel/id430333725?i=1000421160995&mt=2
How many Americans have purchased drones, phones, and computers that are assembled in China? Millions and millions, for sure…
According to a well reported story from Bloomberg, a chip the size of a grain of rice that appears to be a common part of a circuit board was stealthily placed by secret members of China’s Peoples Liberation Army in devices used in some U.S. servers. This chip is not detectable by operating systems nor by any antivirus. Further, it is found on circuit boards made in China and sold to U.S. enterprise-class computer server manufacturers. Companies like Amazon, Apple and even (reportedly) some government agencies.
This is may be the greatest intelligence coup of the decade, as well. See the story HERE.