Super Micro says no evidence of spy chips found in its hardware

Super Micro says no evidence of spy chips found in its hardwareSuper Micro on Tuesday said an investigations firm found “absolutely no evidence” of malicious hardware on its motherboards.

In a letter sent to customers, the California hardware said a third-party investigations firm, tested its current and older- motherboards for evidence that malicious chips or other hardware had been inserted into its products. Super Micro said it wasn’t surprised by the results.

Super Micro didn’t identify the company that conducted the investigation. Nardello & Co. later said it conducted the investigation but declined to comment further.

The investigation follows an October story by Bloomberg Businessweek that reported surveillance chips had been inserted into Super Micro hardware in order to on its clients, including Apple and Amazon Services.

Apple and Amazon have denied the content of Bloomberg’s report.

Bloomberg News declined to comment. In a statement issued on Oct. 4, the day the story published, a spokesperson said:

“Bloomberg Businessweek’s investigation is the result of more than a year of reporting, during which we conducted more than 100 interviews. Seventeen individual sources, including government officials and insiders at the , confirmed the manipulation of hardware and other elements of the attacks. We also published three ’ full statements, as well as a statement from ’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We stand by our story and are confident in our reporting and sources.”

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