Letters to HHS and Merck Regarding Cyber Threats to Medical Supplies


Excerpt: “On June 27, 2017, a malware infection spread across the globe, affecting the networks and digital assets of companies across a wide range of sectors. The malware – commonly referenced as ‘Petya,’ ‘NotPetya,’ ‘NietPetya,’ among other names – leveraged a known vulnerability to gain access to systems and networks which were then encrypted, rendering them useless to the owners of those assets. While the malware was largely contained after the initial outbreak, it had successfully compromised businesses around the world. Known victims come from a variety of sectors including, but not limited to, shipping, food, marketing, oil, and legal. It was widely reported at the time that Merck was among those affected by the NotPetya malware strain.”

To read a copy of the letter to HHS, click here.

To read a copy of the letter to Merck, click here.