Pharmaceutical giant rocked by ransomware attack
Sam Hart

Merck, a US-based pharmaceutical giant, was among dozens of businesses affected by a sprawling cyberattack Tuesday, with victims across the globe facing demands to hand over a ransom or have their computer networks remain locked and inaccessible. The widespread intrusion that hit the New Jersey-based drug company was similar to the massive ransomware attack last month, which deployed a virus dubbed WannaCry.