Oct 4, 2018

'China spy attack hits Apple and Amazon'

AFP Apple and Amazon are among US companies and agencies who have had data stolen by Chinese spies, claims Bloomberg. It said the first information about the spying campaign had emerged during security testing carried out by Amazon in 2015 before it had started using servers from US company Elemental, which had been manufactured by Super Micro Computer at plants in China. Amazon and Apple both denied there was any substance to Bloomberg's claims. Apple took Bloomberg to task, saying the agency had contacted it "Multiple times with claims, sometimes vague and sometimes elaborate, of an alleged security incident". Bloomberg said the denials were countered by testimony from "Six current and former national security officials" as well as insiders at both Apple and Amazon who had detailed the investigation and its aftermath.

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