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Apple supplier Foxconn hit by ransomware attack

Apple supplier Foxconn said on Tuesday the Internet connection in its facility in Americas has gradually returned to normal after it was attacked by ransomware.

Foxconn, formally Hon Hai Precision Industry, said an upgrade in information security level was completed in its affected facility, it said in a statement to the Taiwan stock exchange.

The attack by ransomware had limited impact to its operations, Foxconn added.

News website Bleeping Computer reported that Foxconn’s facility in Mexico was attacked by ransomware over the US Thanksgiving weekend and attackers demanded US$34-million to be paid in bitcoin.  — Reported by Meg Shen, (c) 2020 Reuters

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