Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Bloomberg Source Has Doubts About Supermicro Story

Risky Business originally got swept up in "Supermicro madness", as they call it. But now, they're having doubts about Bloomberg's big story. Joe Fitzpatrick, a hardware hacking expert who was one of Bloomberg's named sources, shares and discusses his emails with Bloomberg in an podcast. Fitzpatrick became increasingly skeptical as the direction of Bloomberg's story became more clear, and says that he couldn't "rationalize" the alleged approach as something anyone would choose to take. The full podcast is short, and worth a listen.

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In this podcast hardware security expert Joe Fitzpatrick, a named source in Bloomberg’s "Big Hack" piece, explains why he felt uncomfortable reading the story when it was published. He also provided Risky.Biz with emails he sent to Bloomberg, prior to the story’s publication, that said the hardware back-dooring the article described "didn’t make sense".