“While IT risk management and global security respond to this threat please remain calm.” The company had reported sizeable stock market gains just that day, after revealing that a promising new cholesterol drug had passed major tests.
Meanwhile, the Petya attack had already hit at least five other countries.
reports scientists still lack information over the future trajectory of the climate in Antarctica.One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world has been hit by a global ransomware attack, the company says.The so-called "Petya" cyberattack, which started in Ukraine, has spread across the globe over the last 24 hours.The attack hit major companies in countries like Spain, India, and the UK, and now appears to have reached the US."We confirm our company's computer network was compromised today as part of global hack," American pharmaceutical company Merck & Co tweeted. We are investigating the matter and will provide additional information as we learn more." The New Jersey-based drugmaker made the announcement around 11 am on Monday.