Hacker Group Gains Access to Apple Supplier Foxconn
Foxconn is one of Apple's biggest suppliers of parts for their ever popular iPad and iPhone devices. Foxconn also builds parts for many other tech companies like Dell and IBM to name a few. Earlier we heard about how Tim Cook and Apple were against the bad working conditions in China. Tim Cook issued an email to all Apple employees stating his position on ensuring all Apple employees and those connected to Apple, like Foxconn, should be given good working conditions. Foxconn has 3 huge manufacturing buildings in China, where 17 suicides occurred.
As a result of the poor working conditions and headlines illustrating how Foxconn treats its employees, they have been the target of a hacker attack. The group called Swagg Security gained access to Foxconn's mail servers with login and password credentials to go along. The hackers continued to infiltrate some internal servers and network areas within Foxconn, but it is unknown as to how much access they were able to enter. Currently, Foxconn has terminated the running of those networks and servers upon further security investigation. 9to5mac reports that the suicides and the hacker attempts may be related.