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Matt Suiche @ #OPCDE2020 26 Jan 18
African Union HQ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia discovered the integrality of their server was backed up in Shanghai. The building was a gift from China in 2012. A story by
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Matt Suiche @ #OPCDE2020 26 Jan 18
Replying to @msuiche
Best Quote of the article: "Here (in Africa), cybersecurity is 'InshAllah!'" -- Side note, T.I.A. "This is Africa" is a pretty common saying too.
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Matt Suiche @ #OPCDE2020 26 Jan 18
Replying to @msuiche
A reasonable assumption and educated guess would be that any "gift" in Africa by a nation state implies some sort of strings attached (e.g. some undocumented passive cloud backup services).
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Matt Suiche @ #OPCDE2020
Backdooring software is one thing, backdooring hardware is another one but backdooring infrastructure is next level.
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Lorenzo (he/him) 🤌🏼 26 Jan 18
Replying to @msuiche
Yo, you're still giving me that iPhone X tho right?
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Matt Suiche @ #OPCDE2020 26 Jan 18
Replying to @lorenzofb
And a brand new laptop
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Ivan Kwiatkowski 27 Jan 18
Replying to @msuiche
At least they have backups.
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Eyitemi Egbejule 27 Jan 18
Replying to @JusticeRage @msuiche
Having back up is one thing, knowing where it is is another thing
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