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Bayer says it has detected and contained cyber attack

Christian Fernsby |
Bayer, said it had detected and contained a cyber attack on its computer networks, highlighting the risk of data theft from industrial data systems.

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Bayer found infectious software from a hacker group known as Winnti in early 2018, covertly monitored and analyzed it until the end of last month, and then cleared the threat from its systems, the company said on Thursday.

“There is no evidence of data theft,” the statement said, though a spokesman added that the overall damage was still being assessed.


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