Pharma Giant Bayer ‘Contains’ Cyber Attack


German firm detected hacker code and covertly monitored it for over a year, before clearing it from network

Security officials at the German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences giant Bayer AG seem to be on the ball after they detected and then contained a cyber attack.

It is reported that the Winnti hacking group had gained access to Bayer’s network in early 2018 by using malware to spy on the company. But security teams at Bayer reportedly detected the intrusion and covertly monitored it for over a year.

Winnti are a group of hackers believed to be based in China, and they started life by hacking computer games companies (mostly in Asia), stealing vital data such as games’ source code.

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Source: Silicon UK