Re: Let's not go overboard with this.
we aren't getting the full story yet
Uhh... yes, we are. Getting the full story, that is. The full story is: "China switched out a memory chip. Did a delayed BIOS driver-switch attack." (Vector is actually named Microsoft Windows Platform Binary Table, not Superfish, which is a separate piece of malware. My apologies for mixing them up.)
You can get full control of the server just by making it load an infected driver before OS boot, via e.g. UEFI option-ROM.