The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video files and formatting them for different devices. Its technology had helped stream the Olympic Games online, communicate with the International Space Station, and funnel drone footage to the Central Intelligence Agency. Elementalâs national security contracts werenât the main reason for the proposed acquisition, but they fit nicely with Amazonâs government businesses, such as the highly secure cloud that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was building for the CIA.
To help with due diligence, AWS, which was overseeing the prospective acquisition, hired a third-party company to scrutinize Elementalâs security, according to...
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Brooke Sample wrote: The ongoing trade conflictÂ between the worldâs two biggest economies dominated headlines in the weeks before U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping broke bread at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires.Â But it was the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co.âs chief financial officer in CanadaÂ on the same day the leaders metÂ that exposed some of the riftsÂ between the two countries. Wanzhou Meng, the CFO (and the daughter of Huaweiâs founder),Â faces extradition to the U.S. over Huaweiâs potential violations of American sanctions against Iran. She was charged Friday in a Vancouver court withÂ conspiracy to defraud banks. What it all means forÂ trade relationsÂ and national security boundaries between China and the U.S. are pressing questionsÂ â and Bloomberg Opinion writers have explored, and will continue to explore,....
excerpt from: "Huawei Strains a Fragile Truce:..."
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there will be several articles that I will want to look at if the stock market keeps heading down Monday. đ
All the Americans buying Chinese phones are in for it too. Huweui, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Zte, and many others are Chinese companies and obviously controlled by the Chinese government.
The companies themselves are guaranteed access to the phones to fix software issues. So I personally think it's not that hard to take the one step forward and give the info to the Communist Government.
Electronics made in China are not the safest this to have, and we're surrounded by them đ€đ€đ€
ABC.net.au wrote: Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have denied a Bloomberg report claiming their systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese spies, according to statements from the companies released by Bloomberg.
excerpt from, "Apple, Amazon deny Bloomberg report claiming cyber attack by Chinese spies "
It certainly didn't help their stock prices any!
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ah, but Russia has also gotten into the news!
ABC.net.au wrote: A series of press conferences have been held overnight accusing Russian spies of involvement in a number of cyber-plots across the globe.
excerpt from, "West accuses Russian spy agency of global hacking campaign â World News with Madeleine Genner "
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England, the Netherlands, and even the U.S. complained about this There's an audio track that goes with this story.
Frightening. And there is all this hullabaloo about Russian interference with this clear intrusion into US sovereignty? Misplaced priorities at best, Chinese influence operations putting a spotlight on the Russians while the PRC steals the bank at worst.