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Audio: The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat You Never Thought That Much About Is the Factory

  • Molly Wood
  • Marketplace
  • October 9, 2018

Listen to the Audio on Marketplace.org

A report last week from Bloomberg Businessweek suggested that Chinese spies had embedded tiny little microchips on motherboards that control computers in order to steal information from nearly 30 U.S. companies, including Apple and Amazon. Both of those companies, and Super Micro Computer Inc., the electronics maker that was allegedly infiltrated have categorically denied the report. China issued a statement in response to the report that said in part: “Supply chain safety in cyberspace is an issue of common concern, and China is also a victim.” But the story is lingering, in part because it brings up a very scary reality that lots of cybersecurity experts keep talking about. …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.