Apple, Amazon and Supermicro launched a forceful denial that their systems were tampered with following the publication of a report [19459003BloombergBusinessweek last week, alleging that Chinese agents introduced microchips on servers manufactured in the country. In a letter to congressional officials, Apple reiterated its refusal, saying it has found no signs of tampering.
Reuters obtained a letter written by George Stathakopoulos, Apple's Vice President of Information Security, which he sent to the US Senate Commerce Committees. UU And the US Chamber UU In it, he says that "Apple's proprietary security tools are continuously exploring precisely this type of outbound traffic, as it indicates the existence of malware or other malicious activity." Nothing was ever found. " He also reiterated that Apple had not contacted the FBI about such an issue, as stated in the report, and indicated that it would be available to inform the staff of the Congress in the coming days.
In its original statement, Apple said that while Bloomberg Businessweek asked the company to comment on the accusations of the past few months, "it conducted rigorous internal investigations based on its investigations" and found no evidence of the manipulation. Beyond each of the respective denials of the company, the US government agencies. UU And the UK has backed them, and everyone says they have no reason to doubt their statements.