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TSMC malware attack hit 'most advanced' iPhone chip site

Taiwanese chipmaker resumes production following shutdowns

An Apple store in Taipei. Malware infected a TSMC plant that is building chips for the next iPhone model. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TAIPEI -- All production resumed on Monday afternoon at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., three days after the world's biggest contract chipmaker became the latest victim of the ransomware WannaCry.

The Taiwanese company's most advanced chip site -- now producing core processors for an upcoming iPhone -- took the most severe hit during the peak season for production.

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