Industrial Safety

Vermont manufacturing plant, a Defense Department contractor, hit by computer virus

By the Associated Press via U.S. News and World Report

Jun 26, 2017

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Officials say a computer virus infected a number of manufacturing tools at a Vermont manufacturing plant working to fulfill a $100 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.

GlobalFoundries tells WVPS-FM its Essex Junction plant was hit with a computer virus uploaded to manufacturing tools. Spokesman Jason Gorss said Friday the tools were taken offline to prevent the spreading of the virus, and some tools have been restored to functionality.