Anatomy of an Attack: How Apple & Amazon Got Servers With Chinese Hacking Chips

Today Bloomberg reported that Apple and Amazon were (are?) using servers with an extra chip that hacks their data at the hardware level making it virtually impossible to detect.  From a technical perspective we wanted to know how this could happen, and so here is the explanation. A secretive part of the Chinese military infiltrated a chip manufacture and embedded code right in the “Baseboard Management Controller” (BMC).  The BMC is used to have direct…