Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?

A major US telecommunications company discovered a foreign implant in a server back in August, according to a new report by Bloomberg. It’s the first time a source has decided to go on the record to corroborate the claims made in a report by the publication last week, alleging that Chinese spies were able to compromise servers belonging to 30 of the US’s top tech companies through the use of hardware manipulations. The implant was reportedly built into a server’s Ethernet port, giving hackers a back door into the telecommunications company’s computer networks. In Bloomberg’s discussions with Yossi Appleboum, the security professional who first identified the manipulation, no technicians working for the company knew what kind of data was... Continue reading…

Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?

Whether spy chips reported by Bloomberg existed, attackers had much easier options.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Arstechnica

US telecom falls prey to Chinese-hacked hardware

Bloomberg News has received information from security research firm, Sepio Systems, that a prominent US telecom has also fallen to the Chinese supply chain attack, adding another notch to the ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Techspot

Bloomberg Claims Hacked SuperMicro Server Found in US Telecom

Last week, Bloomberg published an explosive article alleging that SuperMicro servers had been found with critical hardware-level compromises that could only have been inserted at the factory. ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Extremetech

China accused of planting spy chips in US telecom's network

Tech giants may have vehemently denied Bloomberg's claims that China's Super Micro gave them hardware loaded with spy chips, but that isn't stopping fresh allegations. ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Engadget

Major US telecom was infiltrated by backdoored Supermicro hardware, Bloomberg says

As skepticism reaches a fever pitch, news service reports new supply-chain attack.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Arstechnica

Super Micro shares fall after Bloomberg report on manipulated server

Super Micro Computer Inc shares fell 16 percent on Tuesday after Bloomberg News reported that a major U.S. telecommunications firm had uncovered a malicious implant on a Super Micro server. ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

Chinese spy chip reportedly found in server at major US telecom - CNET

Bloomberg reports manipulated hardware was uncovered on a corporate network servers.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from CNET

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