Oct 5, 2018

Apple and Amazon hit back over China soy chip report

A report alleging that Apple and Amazon had data stolen by Chinese spies has been strongly disputed by both tech firms. Apple and Amazon have both responded publicly to claims made by Bloomberg Businessweek which described the cyber-attack. The servers were manufactured for US firm Super Micro Computer Inc. The story suggested that Amazon Web Services and Apple were among 30 companies, as well as government agencies and departments, that used the suspect servers. The news agency's story, which Bloomberg said resulted from a 12-month investigation, relied on unnamed and unidentified sources which, it said, included insiders at both Amazon and Apple. Now Apple has published its statement in full on its media site saying it had "Repeatedly explained" to Bloomberg reporters that they were wrong.

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