BlackBerry And The China Military Supermicro Server Hack
I’m at the BlackBerry Security Summit this week and wouldn’t you know it, while I’m here Bloomberg blasted out a story indicating pretty much all the major companies that use Supermicroservers may have been hacked. BlackBerry is talking about the need for a different approach to security and mostly focusing on the spreading nightmare that IoT represents for security but, with this alleged hack, maybe we should be thinking about what they are proposing even more broadly.
Let me explain.
Now most, if not all, of the companies that were supposedly compromised by this nasty hardware exploit are denying that it actually happened. But Bloomberg is sticking with their story and, if it is true, they are likely underplaying the exposure.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.