“Supply chain” cyber-attack

  • In an increasingly digital and connected world, supply chain viruses and hackers could be the new face of cyber warfare.In the last week of 2020, news came in that Vietnam had been found to be the target of a sophisticated supply chain cyber-attack.
  • In the second week of December 2020, the technology world was rocked by the news of a “supply chain” cyber-attack that had managed to infiltrate the networks and systems of multiple US government departments, tech majors like Microsoft and Cisco, and hundreds of big and small companies around the world working in sensitive areas.
  • These are termed “supply chain” cyber-attacks because instead of attacking a target, the hackers rely on infecting one of its suppliers instead to gain access.