US warns of supply chain cyber-attacks

The US intelligence community has issued a new warning about cyber-espionage risks posed by attacks made via the technology supply chain.

A report said China, Russia and Iran were the most capable and active states involved in such economic subterfuge.

Software supply chain infiltration had already threatened critical infrastructure, it warned, and was poised to imperil other sectors.

It added that sensitive data owned by US bodies had been put at risk.

The Foreign Economic Espionage Report was published by the US’s National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC).

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Source: BBC News