What did the Snowden archive tell us about the threat of supply chain attacks? That is, bugs planted in products & later used against surveillance targets? It’s .. complicated, but also a very real concern: https://t.co/9MoicoVTc5
Remember the 'Big Hack' story? https://t.co/bf0foEJ5w8 In the words of @ncweaver “bovine excrement”, but possible. In 2011 DOD specifically warned China could compromise “critical infrastructure upon which DoD depends”.
One concern (and my personal example) was the northern leg of the TAT-14 cable, which connects New Jersey to Denmark. According to a new doc on Chinese “Information Warfare”, this US-controlled cable was used for “Defense Industry Communications” pic.twitter.com/3okNJmKpIO
But when the cable system was upgraded in 2008, Mitsubishi “subcontracted the work Out to Huawei. Who in turn upgraded the system with a High End router of their own.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ As an aside, here’s the place where TAT-14 leaves the NJ shore: pic.twitter.com/VBVtOKhBNs