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Despite a never-ending spate of hacking incidents, a majority of drug makers report they feel “more secure” about their computer security, according to a newly released survey.

Specifically, 62 percent of pharmaceutical and biotech companies expressed confidence in their security arrangements, and just 14 percent acknowledged they felt less secure, according to the poll conducted last February and March by KPMG, the financial advisory firm.

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  • Glad you picked-up on this – “And government-sponsored attacks, such as the WannaCry virus that appears to have hit Merck.” As has been reported but swept away by other events, this was an attack with a weapon [similar to Stuxnet] rather than simply a hack. It was designed to mimic a ransomware but that was a subterfuge to allow the weapon to continue erasing files and data, rather than ‘simply encrypting ‘ them.
    And similar to Stuxnet, this weapon was designed for a specific target (probably the Ukraine) but it got out ‘into the wild’ where it went same, so to speak.

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