Mer­ck­'s $1.4B cy­ber­at­tack suit goes to New Jer­sey Supreme Court

Mer­ck’s in­sur­ance bat­tle over $1.4 bil­lion in al­leged loss­es from a 2017 mal­ware at­tack is now head­ed to New Jer­sey Supreme Court fol­low­ing an ap­pel­late de­ci­sion in Mer­ck’s fa­vor in May.

The phar­ma was struck rough­ly six years ago by a glob­al cy­ber­at­tack caused by the mal­ware Not­Petya, which al­so hit well-known com­pa­nies such as Dan­ish ship­ping gi­ant Maer­sk and French con­struc­tion firm Saint-Gob­ain. The at­tack dev­as­tat­ed Mer­ck, in­fect­ing more than 40,000 de­vices in the com­pa­ny’s net­work and dis­rupt­ing pro­duc­tion of its HPV vac­cine Gar­dasil 9.

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