Defense Contractor Hit by Virus

GlobalFoundries is currently working on a Department of Defense microelectronics contract.

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A Vermont manufacturing plant that was hit by a computer virus says it’s confident it was not the target of the virus.

GlobalFoundries tells WVPS-FM (http://bit.ly/2sH866p) their Essex Junction plant was hit with a computer virus uploaded to manufacturing tools. A spokesman said Friday the tools were taken offline to prevent the spreading of the virus, and some tools have been restored to functionality.

GlobalFoundries is currently working on a Department of Defense contract to provide microelectronics to the department and other federal agencies. A spokesman said Monday that the company is confident it was not the target of the virus.

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