Amazon refutes report on Portland's Elemental Technologies server hack

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The investigation found that Elemental servers, which were assembled by Super Micro, were tainted with tiny microchips that were not part of their design, Bloomberg said.

But it said a top-secret U.S. government investigation, dating from 2015 and involving the FBI, remains open. Regardless of what you think after reading Businessweek's report and these statements, what's crystal clear is that this storm is far from over.

"There are so many inaccuracies in this article as it relates to Amazon that they're hard to count", the Seattle-based company said in its own statement.

Early on the morning of October 4, Bloomberg's Businessweek published a report detailing a concerted effort by Chinese government spies to install data-gathering hardware on server computers sold by China's SuperMicro to Amazon and Apple, among other USA companies. Among the targets was a contractor that made software to helped funnel drone footage to the Central Intelligence Agency and communicate with the International Space Station.

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It was not immediately clear what was the cause, but the declines follow a Bloomberg Businessweek report that USA tech companies' systems had been infiltrated by malicious chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents.

According to the Bloomberg report, the microchips, which were the size of a grain of rice, provided China with a way to remotely access the computers.

Citing unnamed U.S. officials, Bloomberg said a unit of the People's Liberation Army were involved in the operation that placed the chips on equipment manufactured in China for US-based Super Micro Computer Inc. Amazon reported the matter to US authorities, who determined that the chips allowed attackers to create "a stealth doorway" into networks using those servers, the story said.

The article cited 17 unnamed sources, including industry insiders and current and former U.S. officials.

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"The report that China sought to infiltrate the computer chip supply chain, if true, is deeply disturbing and the latest example of the lengths that Beijing will go to in order to steal America's official and commercial secrets", Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. Amazon reported the discovery to USA authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community.

Apple, which Bloomberg reported was also compromised by the microchips, denied this report as well.

The reported manipulation of electronics supply chains to USA companies are certain to sharpen long-standing questions about the crucial but uneasy relationship between the world's two leading economies.

Although China has been accused in the past of breaching U.S. and other western technology with compromised software devices, the insertion of a stealth chip into the hardware would pose... The company has also written an entire blog post refuting the claims. He has engaged in a trade war with the country, leveling tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports and threatening more.

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"We have a tremendous problem with theft of intellectual property with China", Trump said Monday during a news conference to announce a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

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