World Desk (October 20, 2018): Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple’s internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents.
Bloomberg said it stood by its report, published earlier this month.
“There is no truth in their story about Apple,” Cook told BuzzFeed News in an interview with the online publication. “They need to do that right thing and retract it.”Apple confirmed the accuracy of the BuzzFeed News report to Reuters but declined to comment further.
Cook’s comments follow a denial by Apple that Bloomberg included in its story, a statement posted on Apple’s own website, and a letter to US lawmakers.
Apple declined to say whether it planned to take legal action against Bloomberg.