Mer­ck was hit hard by a vi­cious cy­ber­at­tack yes­ter­day. Here is what we know.

Mer­ck had two pieces of un­ex­pect­ed news for bio­phar­ma yes­ter­day, but the com­pa­ny on­ly knew about one of them when the day start­ed.

First came the stun­ning news its CETP out­cast anace­trapib land­ed a pos­i­tive PhI­II.

Hours lat­er, the com­pa­ny is­sued these two tweets, con­firm­ing their com­put­er sys­tems were “com­pro­mised” by the wide­ly re­port­ed Petr­wrap/Petya cy­ber­at­tack:

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