From Counterfeit Electronics to Clones: You Can’t Afford to Ignore Them

A new type of electronic counterfeit part has arrived in force into commercial and, probably, military supply chains. Cloned parts, of original manufacture and made to spec by apparently well-heeled counterfeiters, can pass industry-standard visual package inspection and most data sheet parameter electrical testing. This means that some industry standards, some not yet released, may…

Counterfeiters Will Become ‘Virtual Criminal Underground:’ Europol

The European Police Organization (Europol) has published a first-of-its-kind report on the not-so-distant future of the criminal landscape. Counterfeiting of goods and supply chain threats are identified as one of the top four dynamic and growing trends in crime; all others are “stable” or “in decline.” It predicts widespread attacks on and hijacking of logistics…