👓 The Cybersec World Is Debating Who to Believe in This Story About a Massive Hack | Motherboard | Vice

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No one is really sure who to believe after Businessweek's bombshell story on an alleged Chinese supply chain attack against Apple, Amazon, and others.
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👓 China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated U.S. Companies | Bloomberg

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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. In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video files and formatting them for different devices. Its technology had helped stream the Olympic Games online, communicate with the International Space Station, and funnel drone footage to the Central Intelligence Agency. Elemental’s national security contracts weren’t the main reason for the proposed acquisition, but they fit nicely with Amazon’s government businesses, such as the highly secure cloud that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was building for the CIA.
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👓 Hackers Face New Scrutiny For Pointing Out Voting Equipment Flaws | BuzzFeed News

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Veteran hackers have tried for years to get the world to notice flaws in voting machines. Now that they’ve got it, they have to wrestle with scaring people away from voting.
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👓 Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware | Motherboard

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A dive into the thriving black market of John Deere tractor hacking.

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