Ten months ago, the American news agency Bloomberg published a sensational story claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company Supermicro Computer. Despite being met by a storm of denial, the likes of which is rarely seen, Bloomberg has neither retracted nor corrected the yarn till today.
It has taken just three days for the Bloomberg claims about China spying on US firms through the implant of chips on server mainboards sold by the US firm, Supermicro, to lose most of their sheen.
The principle of the presumption of innocence is well-known: that a person, who is accused of something, is presumed innocent until proven guilty. But that does not seem to hold for the head of Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky, or the company he heads. And particularly when the accuser is an American.
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