Super Micro has once again said that its motherboards were not tampered with by the Chinese, but this time around – it has proof. In a statement issued yesterday, the company said an independent investigation into every element of the motherboard came back completely empty.
“After thorough examination and a range of functional tests, the investigations firm found absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware on our motherboard”, the company said.
The investigation came following a controversial Bloomberg report which said a small number of Super Micro boards were tampered with by Chinese spies. These spies allegedly placed small chips on these motherboards, which allowed them to spy on companies like Apple or Amazon.
Obviously, the piece hit Super Micro like a ton of bricks. Shares were down 50 per cent in what seemed like a blink of an eye. Many government agencies and companies, Apple included, spoke in Super Micro’s defence, calling complete bull on the article.
“As we have stated repeatedly since these allegations were reported, no government agency has ever informed us that it has found malicious hardware on our products; no customer has ever informed us that it found malicious hardware on our products; and we have never seen any evidence of malicious hardware on our products,” the announcement reads.
Bloomberg hasn’t pulled the article yet, and Super Micro has yet to recover its losses.
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