It was very well hidden though right? Although it was eventually found.I watched the report and read the entire reporting.
Tbh, without actual proof I just don't buy it -- especially due to this statement: "companies do not vet the hardware they use".
That is complete and utter garbage and pretty much shows this guy doesn't know WTF he is talking about.
Without conclusive evidence, this smells like market manipulation on the coattails of China-fearmongering and pure bullshit to me.
I don't trust Chinese hardware (ie. Huewei etc), but I do still trust US businesses to scrutinize the hardware they purchase and integrate.
Maybe some companies do vet it and others don't, and he's saying the reality is not enough do.
All this will have to be taken care of, there has been a few stories about Military Jets compromised but caught before the parts were used, and at this point the people in power will need to up their game to catch anything like this or move it to US. Even still the world is so connected, because we couldn't make every component even if we wanted. Glad I'm not having to decide on this stuff, it's a mess.