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iPhone supplier TSMC shut down factories after virus attack

[2018-08-04 13:54:05]

Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. shut down several of its factories last night after it its systems were hit by a computer virus, reports Bloomberg. TSMC is the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, and supplies components for companies like ADM, Apple, Nvidia, and Qualcomm. The company told Bloomberg that the virus infected a “number of its fabrication tools,” but that the “degree of infection varies” from factory to factory. Several have resumed their operations, but others won’t come back online until tomorrow. The company indicated that its factories weren’t infected by a hacker. This is the first time the company’s production lines have been affected by a virus “TSMC has been attacked by viruses before,”...

iPhone supplier TSMC shut down factories after virus attack


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