Computer virus cripples top Apple supplier TSMC

A computer virus crippled one of Apple’s major suppliers over the weekend.

Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC warned that the infection, which was eventually contained, will delay shipments of its products and could wipe as much as $257 million off its revenue.

The virus hit the company’s computer network late Friday and spread to machines used to make chips and processors, TSMC said in a statement Sunday.

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The company didn’t provide details on the source of the virus. It blamed the infection of its computer systems on “misoperation during the software installation process for a new tool.”

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