Merck left the door open to a devastating cyberattack, missing two chances to raise a defense
Merck missed two critical opportunities earlier this year to inoculate themselves from the vicious cyberattack they suffered this week, roiling operations and raising questions about their lack of preparation to defend themselves.
The June 27 “Petya/NotPetya” cyberattack hit the multinational Merck and several other companies, such as the law firm DLA Piper, shipping giant Maersk, and even a West Virginia hospital, which was forced to scrap its electronic medical records in favor of paper.
Unlock this article instantly by becoming a free subscriber.
You’ll get access to free articles each month, plus you can customize what newsletters get delivered to your inbox each week, including breaking news.