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I'm providing a couple of link s below to recent articles on recently discovered computer hardware attack. The article says "The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America's technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources."… and … "Nested on the servers' motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn't part of the boards' original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental's servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA's drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships."
There is also a news video here
Dave,I have been following this story. I have not located any board teardown information regarding this attack. The board teardown should provide more details than the non-technical Bloomberg investigation. If others have seen a board teardown, please let me know. I have viewed one expert comment that makes sense to me: that the chip would be an 8-pin chip inserted into the BOOTROM stream. But there is no board teardown to validate this theory.