Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 05:21:00 -0700
Apple chipmaker TSMC suffered a serious WannaCry-related ransomware infection that closed down production at some of its factories. The incident should be a wake-up call for manufacturers across every industry.
Manufacturing is under attack
TSMC has said the incident was not the result of a direct attack. Instead it says its systems were exposed to the malware “when a supplier installed tainted software without a virus scan.”
The malware spread fast and impacted some of the company’s most advanced facilities used to build Apple’s A-series chips.