Bayer says cyber attack detected and contained; no evidence of data theft

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer said it had detected a cyber attack on its computer networks but that data had not been stolen.

Reuters April 04, 2019 14:01:45 IST
Bayer says cyber attack detected and contained; no evidence of data theft

Bayer says cyber attack detected and contained no evidence of data theft

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer said it had detected a cyber attack on its computer networks but that data had not been stolen.

Bayer had found infectious software from a hacker group known as Winnti in early 2018. The company's Cyber Defense Center had managed to restore and clear the affected systems, Bayer said in a statement.

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

The Winnti group of hackers attacked computer systems at German technology group ThyssenKrupp in 2016, according to media reports at the time.

(Reporting by Ludwig Burger and Patricia Weiss; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Gold vaults to highest since October 2012 as dollar stumbles
Business

Gold vaults to highest since October 2012 as dollar stumbles

By Diptendu Lahiri (Reuters) - Gold prices surged to their highest since October 2012 on Tuesday, driven by a weakness in the U.S. dollar and widespread monetary stimulus packages by central banks as a jump in coronavirus cases dents the economic outlook

India says it may allow some foreign flights to resume after U.S. criticism
Business

India says it may allow some foreign flights to resume after U.S. criticism

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India's ministry of civil aviation said on Tuesday it was considering allowing some international carrier flights to resume after Washington accused India of "unfair and discriminatory practices." The Indian ministry said in a statement posted on Twitter that as "we move from controlled and managed aviation evacuation of our citizens in different parts of the world and foreign nationals from India, we are now looking at the possibility of establishing bilateral arrangements." The U.S. Transportation Department issued an order Monday to require Indian air carriers to apply for authorization prior to conducting charter flights beginning in 30 days. The department sought "to restore a level playing field for U.S.

Wall Street higher on signs of recovery, Nasdaq hits record high
Business

Wall Street higher on signs of recovery, Nasdaq hits record high

By Devik Jain and Medha Singh (Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes rose on Tuesday as improving economic data and the prospect of more stimulus bolstered hopes of a swift recovery, while a jump in technology shares powered the Nasdaq to another record high. White House advisor Larry Kudlow said tax rebates and direct mail checks are on the table in the next coronavirus relief bill.