Finally wait is over, British security services have revealed about claims after a long wait. The security services took some time to get the fact out of the issue being emerged over more than 6 months ago about security breach.
Sources revealed that explicit agents in the People’s Liberation Army fixed tiny (rice grain size) components into the gadgets hardware (Mobile & Tabs) before the shipment left the country. Sources Bloomberg. The gadgets was supposed to be used by Apple, Amazon and more importantly US defence establishment.
These chips installation was basically kept secret to observe the messages of Apple users Across Apple cloud services for instance, intercept messages as soon as they got delivered.
However both Apple and Amazon have already denied the claims in the strongest possible terms.
And now British security services have rejected them, too. The National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of UK spy agency GCHQ, said that it agreed with those denials from the two companies.
“We aware of the media reports but at this stage have no reason to doubt the detailed assessments made by AWS and Apple,” an NCSC spokesperson said.
“The NCSC engages confidentially with security researchers and urges anybody with credible intelligence about these reports to contact us.”
The denial came after Apple and Amazon – the two companies named in the report – both emphatically rejected the content of the report. They both said they were unaware of the claims and had undertaken detailed investigations to find any chips and had discovered nothing.
Apple even published a special page on its website, under the title “What Businessweek got wrong about Apple”, that took all of the claims on in detail. It said on that page that there is “no truth to these claims”, that it never found malicious chips, and that its contacts in law enforcement had not heard of such a case either.
“As we have previously informed Bloomberg, this is completely untrue,” Apple concluded. “Apple has never found malicious chips in our servers.
“Finally, in response to questions we have received from other news organisations since Businessweek published its story, we are not under any kind of gag order or other confidentiality obligations.”
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