The Chinese spy-chip saga: One week on
Last week, the Financial news website Bloomberg released what could potentially be the biggest security related story in years. Evidence that the Chinese government were implanting so called “Spy Chips” on Supermicro motherboards intended for use in top American companies including Amazon, Apple, and the US government itself. In the hours and days following, Supermicro’s share price has fell by 40 percent; while Supermicro, Apple and Amazon have all issued vehement denials as to their alleged discovery of the chips embedded in the motherboards. Both The Register and Ars Technica produced excellent write ups of what was an bombshell revelation….