It is the End of the World as We Know It. So What's Next?, (Thu, Oct 4th)

Bloomberg today released an article with details regarding an operation by the Chinese military to insert hardware backdoors in motherboards. These backdoors were apparently discovered by Amazon, a large customer of Supermicro, the company implicated in providing affected motherboards. While the report mostly refers to unnamed sources, it is plausible and in my opinion credible. It does match up with other reports and ongoing suspicions that operations like this are ongoing. Edward Snowden famously leaked how US intelligence services are intercepting shipments to implant backdoors. However, these interceptions are more targeted, and backdoors are usually installed in the form of an altered firmware according to the Snowden leaks.

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