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Virus-extortionist reached the U.S. suffered the largest plant in the country

Вирус-вымогатель добрался до США: пострадал крупнейший завод страныMerck is the first major company in the United States, which stated that she suffered from cyber-attacks.

Virus Petya.A, which locks computers and asks users to pay the ransom, attacked the second-largest drug manufacturer in the US company Merck.

The investigation of the cyber attacks the company is engaged in Kenilworth new Jersey.

“We’re investigating this issue and will provide additional information later,” – said the company.

Merck is the first major company in the United States, which stated that she suffered from cyber-attacks. Merck has offices around the world, including Ukraine, which has affected the spread of the virus.

Recall: June 27, Ukrainian companies were victims of massive cyber attacks, carried out by virus Petya.A.

Hacker attacks were aimed at objects of critical information infrastructure of power generating and power supplying companies, transportation facilities, the number of banking institutions and telecommunication companies. The virus attacked also and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Later SBU has published recommendations on protection from the virus Petya.A.

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