The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
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Worth mentioning that Apple continues to vehemently deny this story. Obviously, you'd expect they wouldn't want to confirm it if true, but as a publicly traded company they face penalties if they lie about financially significant facts. which this obviously is. So the very strong denials seem to be an accurate reflection of what Apple leadership knows or believes.Grey Havoc said:https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-warns-hacking-spree-group-linked-china-003355487.html
"Our internal investigations directly contradict every consequential assertion made in the article," Apple claims. "Apple has never found malicious chips, 'hardware manipulations,' or vulnerabilities purposely planted in any server."
Grey Havoc said:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-09/new-evidence-of-hacked-supermicro-hardware-found-in-u-s-telecom
This continued pernicious behavior should be met with global response from all major G20 nations, like full on tariffs and economic sanctions.Chinese Intelligence Officer Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading U.S. Aviation Companies
A Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) operative, Yanjun Xu, aka Qu Hui, aka Zhang Hui, has been arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies. Xu was extradited to the United States yesterday.
The charges were announced today by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Benjamin C. Glassman, Assistant Director Bill Priestap of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, and Special Agent in Charge Angela L. Byers of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division.
“This indictment alleges that a Chinese intelligence officer sought to steal trade secrets and other sensitive information from an American company that leads the way in aerospace,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “This case is not an isolated incident. It is part of an overall economic policy of developing China at American expense. We cannot tolerate a nation’s stealing our firepower and the fruits of our brainpower. We will not tolerate a nation that reaps what it does not sow.”
“Innovation in aviation has been a hallmark of life and industry in the United States since the Wright brothers first designed gliders in Dayton more than a century ago,” said U.S. Attorney Glassman. “U.S. aerospace companies invest decades of time and billions of dollars in research. This is the American way. In contrast, according to the indictment, a Chinese intelligence officer tried to acquire that same, hard-earned innovation through theft. This case shows that federal law enforcement authorities can not only detect and disrupt such espionage, but can also catch its perpetrators. The defendant will now face trial in federal court in Cincinnati.”
"ne major breach of a Navy contractor, reported in June, involved the theft of secret plans to build a supersonic anti-ship missile planned for use by American submarines, according to officials."Grey Havoc said:https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/12/14/166244/chinese-hackers-breach-us-navy-contractors
That is absolutely not true. The US intelligence agencies have exercised great restraint with any China directed hacking. They do it in order to assess foreign capabilities. They dont do it to steal technology, they dont do it cause political unrest, they dont do it for social engineering. All these bring attention which would be counter to their primary directive, which is defense of the United States of America.TsrJoe said:Im sure the examples noted above are an interesting insight into this field and in reality it goes both ways, with the west constantly 'attacking' those states and companies it sees as a 'threat' ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberwarfare_in_the_United_States
That's rich. "If you don't let us spy on you we'll get mad."Grey Havoc said:https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/china-envoy-warning-huawei-ban-1.4982601