Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Super Micro Says Third-Party Review Found No Malicious Chips in Motherboards

Joseph Menn, Reuters:

Computer hardware maker Super Micro Computer Inc told customers on Tuesday that an outside investigations firm had found no evidence of any malicious hardware in its current or older-model motherboards.

In a letter to customers, the San Jose, California, company said it was not surprised by the result of the review it commissioned in October after a Bloomberg article reported that spies for the Chinese government had tainted Super Micro equipment to eavesdrop on its clients.

I am desperate for Bloomberg to address, in detail, how its “Big Hack” story came to be, why it was published after comprehensive denials by all parties involved, and how the resulting backlash was investigated. Of course, I don’t expect that story to ever be released. It seems much more likely to me that they’ll attempt a quiet correction or retraction, perhaps over the holidays.