WASHINGTON — A Congressional committee has sent letters to the pharmaceutical company Merck and the Department of Health and Human Services seeking more information about a June cyberattack against the company that disrupted its manufacturing. 

“While it has long been understood that Merck was among those infected by this malware, the revelation that it continues to affect Merck’s operations adds to the growing list of concerns about the potential consequences of cyber threats to the health care sector,” the letter, sent to Merck on Wednesday, reads. “It is important, therefore, for the Committee to understand the details of this event so we can work together to ensure appropriate lessons are identified and addressed.”

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