Tim Cook demands Bloomberg retracts spy chips story

21 Octubre, 2018, 22:03 | Author: Arnold Perez
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is demanding that Bloomberg retract a story that says China secretly planted spy chips into the company's servers.

A report from Bloomberg Businessweek earlier this month said Chinese spy chips were allegedly used to gather intellectual property and trade secrets from the iPhone maker and Amazon Web Services, an Amazon subsidiary that provides cloud computing services.

Two weeks ago, Bloomberg Businessweek released a stunning report on Chinese spies planting tiny chips on servers with the objective of creating a "stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines".

As it's known to all the recent reports by Bloomberg that disgusted Apple, though Apple proved that there is no surveillance chip which certainly proves the reports false.

Now, with this story, Apple has done something it's never done before: asked Bloomberg for a retraction of the article.

Cook told BuzzFeed News that he spoke with Bloomberg's report along with former Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell. "We were very clear with them that this did not happen, and answered all their questions".

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Earlier this month, Bloomberg Businessweek published an investigation that alleged Chinese spies had compromised some 30 US -based companies, including Apple and Amazon, by implanting chips into their servers when they were being manufactured in China.

Bloomberg issued a statement to Buzzfeed, saying it stands by its reporting, which included spending more than a year on the story and more than 100 interviews. On Thursday evening, an indignant Cook further ratcheted up the tension in response to an inquiry from BuzzFeed News. While the tech giant not only denies the report, it also made a detailed company statement signed by the Vice President of Information Security, refuting the claims of such an incident. The news agency added that 17 sources confirmed the the manipulation of hardware and other elements of the attacks.

"Apple has never found malicious chips in our servers. Email searches, data center records, financial records, shipment records", Cook said. We really forensically whipped through the company to dig very deep and each time we came back to the same conclusion: This did not happen.

An Apple spokesman said Friday that the company would have no additional comment.

One senior official with the US National Security Agency also said he was "befuddled" by the claims in Bloomberg's story.



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