A report alleging that Apple and Amazon had data stolen by Chinese spies has been strongly disputed by both tech firms.
Apple and Amazon have both responded publicly to claims made by Bloomberg Businessweek which described the cyber-attack.
“There is no truth to these claims,” said Apple’s statement.
The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it had “no reason to doubt” Apple and Amazon’s assessments.
Bloomberg has yet to respond to a BBC request for a comment about the repeated denials from Apple and others.
CNBC television report says
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