After Bloomberg’s report about small spy chips inside the motherboards made by Super Micro, which were also used by Apple and Amazon, there has a lot of talk regarding this incident.
All the parties which were accused of being involved have openly denied about the compromise and finding any evidence regarding this alleged incident. These parties have been backed by UK’s and US’ intelligence officials who have also not found any evidence regarding this alleged compromise.
But Super Micro has started an internal investigation about this compromise. Although the company has denied that any compromise has been made but still it will investigate any hardware modifications made in the motherboards.
It will be very expensive and time-consuming for Super Micro to run an internal investigation just to look for alleged tiny spy chips planted on motherboards and these spy chips are said to very very tiny and it will take a great part of the company’s budget and time to run an investigation.
Despite the lack of evidence and denials from the parties including Super Micro, Apple, and Amazon, Bloomberg is sticking to what it reported.
Super Micro hasn’t said anything about how long will the investigation take and when will the company reveal the findings of the investigation.
Super Micro also sent letters to Senators Richard Blumenthal and Marco Rubio in which the company’s Senior Vice President, Perry G. Hayes cites that:
“Supermicro has seen no evidence of any unauthorized components in our products, no government agency has informed that they have found unauthorized components.
We are working on a more detailed response to your letter and expect we will be able to provide it to you by the end of next week.”