USB flash drivers sent with Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor products, part of Schneider Electric’s solar power range, were “contaminated” during the manufacturing process, according to a security advisory released by the industrial equipment manufacturer.
Schneider Electric says that the USB media “may have been exposed to malware during manufacturing at a third-party supplier’s facility.”
Here’s the thing: people won’t remember who Conext is. They probably provide bits and bobs for a bunch of other companies, and this issue might impact those other companies (and consumers, obviously). But this will be associated with Schneider because they are they headliner.