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The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

Abstract: 
Due to their frequent and prevalent nature, software-based attacks have been seen as the norm of cybersecurity attacks for a while. Hardware attacks, on the other hand, while being less discussed and more "difficult to pull off," are potentially more devastating, promising long term stealth access that spy agencies are willing to invest million dollars and years to get. One extremely illustrative example is what's been recently known as "The Big Hack," a highly sophisticated and successfully orchestrated attack in which Chinese operatives silently compromised global supply chain of computer hardware, hence being able to infiltrate almost 30 U.S companies, including Amazon and Apple, two of the most valuable companies in the world at the time.
Author: 
Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley
Institution: 
Bloomberg Businessweek
Year: 
2018
Input By: 
Audace Nakeshimana
Affiliation: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Industry Focus: 
Internet & Cyberspace
Country: 
Israel, United States
Datatype(s): 
Events
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