Apple had strongly denied the allegations made by a Bloomberg report in which they stated that Apple, alongside a few other companies, have had some of their data compromised due to Chinese surveillance chips that had been built into Super Micro-made servers.
After the initial statement on the Bloomberg report, Apple decided to follow it with an official press release further denying the allegations in great detail.
In response to Bloomberg’s latest version of the narrative, we present the following facts: Siri and Topsy never shared servers; Siri has never been deployed on servers sold to us by Super Micro; and Topsy data was limited to approximately 2,000 Super Micro servers, not 7,000. None of those servers have ever been found to hold malicious chips.
Apple continues to state that it inspects its servers for security vulnerabilities thoroughly before they are being put into production and that every one of them has the latest security updates installed before they are being used.
According to Apple, Bloomberg failed to provide them with any information about the alleged FBI investigation the report mentioned and insist that they are not currently under a gag order or any other “confidentiality obligations”.