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U.S. Intelligence to Help Companies Avert Supply-Chain Hacking

  • Classified threat data to be shared with ‘bedrock’ companies
  • ‘People really don’t know where their stuff comes from’

U.S. intelligence officials are planning to provide information including classified threat reports to companies about the risks of hacking and other crimes tied to the supplies and services they buy.

The effort is part of a new campaign by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center to raise awareness that vulnerable supply chains give China, Russia and other governments -- as well as criminals, hackers and disgruntled employees -- the opportunity to steal sensitive information or disrupt operations.