China accused of planting spy chips in US telecom's network
- All the major wireless carriers deny it.
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. Bloomberg has obtained documents from security researcher Yossi Appleboum that reportedly show evidence of an unnamed major US telecom finding "manipulated hardware" from Super Micro in its network. According to Appleboum, there were "unusual communications" from a server that led the telecom to find an implant hidden in the server's Ethernet jack. The researcher determined that the server had been modified at a factory in Guangzhou after conducting an inspection.
Other companies have also fallen "victim" to China modifying hardware for surveillance, the security researcher said.