Beijing time on October 23 morning news, according to the US technology media The Verge report, Amazon and server manufacturers Super Micro (Super Micro) executives are asking Bloomberg to withdraw the report on spy chips published earlier this month.
The report at the time alleged that these chips would harm the computer networks of up to 30 companies, including Amazon’s computer network. Apple CEO Tim Cook has called Bloomberg to withdraw the report last week.
The report claimed that the malicious chip was implanted in a company‘s server. Cook last week specifically interviewed BuzzFeed News to clarify the matter. He said: “There is no such thing, this is not true.” He also asked Bloomberg to revoke the report, and also said that Apple has been denying the content of the report in a conversation with reporters for several months.
As the other two companies in the report, Amazon and Supermicro also denied the content today and issued their respective statements. Andy Jassy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive, said in a tweet: “Cook is right. Bloomberg’s report on Amazon is also wrong.”
Supermicro said on Monday that the company will continue to investigate this and evaluate its motherboard to look for any hardware tampering. The company’s CEO, Charles Liang, said a few hours later: “Bloomberg should take responsibility and withdraw these allegations without factual support.”
The report quoted 17 unnamed sources, but did not find any broken hardware in the weeks after the report was published. Immediately after the report was published earlier this month, it received criticism from many cybersecurity experts, mainly because the report did not disclose any credible evidence.
Officials from the US Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, and the UK‘s top cybersecurity agency also said they did not find any evidence consistent with Bloomberg’s allegations.