This time in the ethernet hardware on the same manufacturer’s motherboards. Probably cooperated with the other hardware hack, which wedged itself in the computers’ boot process. Even without the industrial/scientific/political espionage, can you imagine the blackmail potential involved here? The pentagon recently discovered large numbers of its staff browsing child porno sites. http://www.military.com/video/specialties-and-personnel/civilian-personnel/pentagon-employees-busted-for-child-porn/764020544001
It should be noted that apple has moved its icloud operation to china.
A major US telecommunications company found “manipulated” hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. in its network in August – bolstering claims in a Bloomberg report last week alleging that China installed bugging devices on hardware bought by Apple, Amazon and a host of other companies.
According to a new report by Bloomberg, the unnamed telecom company hired former Israeli Intelligence Corps security expert Yossi Appleboum, now of Maryland-based Sepio Systems, who provided “documents, analysis and other evidence of the discovery” following last week’s report detailing how China’s intelligence agencies had ordered subcontractors to install malicious chips in Super Micro motherboards between 2013 and 2015. …