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FUN FACT: The companies mentioned in this story would deny it whether it's true or not. Why? Allow me to explain...

The companies mentioned in the story couldn't admit to it because that would be revealing the existence of a top secret FBI investigation. If they said nothing, that would be the same as admitting it, because they didn't refute it. If they gave a weak or vague denial, people would assume they were lying and think they were just doing because they had to. So if the report is true, the only option those companies had was to refute it exactly the same way they would if it was completely false.

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companiesImage for post FUN FACT: The companies mentioned in this story would deny it whether it's true or not. Why? Allow me to explain...
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That may be true, but (at least according to the government) those servers were operating on the government's own internal network that has no connection to the internet, so it would have been impossible for the chip to work as intended.

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The DoD might have some exposure to the internet from contractors, but the story made it sound like the hackers were able to intercept internal military communications, I don't think that's accurate because their network has no connection to the internet. The chips relied on connecting to sites on the internet to modify code and transmit data. Without that connection, they're dead in the water.

Used those. Clever little bitches, aren't they?

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