White House: Merck and others hit by NotPetya were collateral damage in Russia’s cyberwar on the Ukraine
Government officials in the US and UK say they are now certain they know who launched the NotPetya cyberwar that slammed operations at Merck and a number of US companies.
The Russian military did it.
In a short but blunt statement on the White House home page, the government says that the Russians aimed NotPetya at its opponents in the Ukraine in a clear assault that quickly jumped national borders and ran amuck, causing vast damage around the world. One of the companies that was hardest hit, at least partially with the help of leaked NSA hacking tech, was Merck.
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