According to an explosive report from Bloomberg, nearly 30 of the US’s top tech companies were infiltrated by Chinese spies by way of tiny, rice-sized microchips placed in their servers. Those chips allegedly opened up a backdoor for the Chinese government to gain access into some of the US’s most sensitive infrastructures. But the companies named in the piece, Amazon and Apple, denied the validity of any of the allegations. In unprecedented moves, both companies put out statements refuting the report’s individual claims. These statements weren’t the one-lined, vague sentiments they normally push out, but point-by-point refutations.
The report has taken the cybersecurity world by storm, and experts are picking apart both sides of the story. Members of Congress are starting to speak out, and some are even calling for an investigation into the details of what could be one of the most mind-boggling stories of the year.