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Was the Lenovo/Superfish thing so unique?

It is a big deal, and by no means I would defend them; I don't think anyone can. They did a cheap and horrible thing by installing a piece of adware junk, that not only was used to monetize on the buyers, it is also a major security breach. Many people are still upset at lenovo and blaming everything on the "chinese government" and talking about all sorts of conspiracies. But I don't want to talk about who did it or why, as I was reading about all this, I just could not stop wondering:   are they the only ones ? Of course not. The Gemalto hack But did you know about the Gemalto  SIM card hack ? A massive sim card hack that allegedly allows US and UK spies access to billions of phones. The Gemalto hack quoted here from PC World: " Gemalto, based in the Netherlands, produces about 2 billion SIM cards a year. About 450 mobile carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint, use the company’s SIM cards. With the compromised encrypti