Merck Says Its Network Was Hit by Global Hack

By Joseph Walker Features Dow Jones Newswires

Merck & Co., one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, said in a series of Twitter posts that its "computer network was compromised today as part of global hack," and noted that "other organizations have also been affected."

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The company, based in Kenilworth, N.J., said it was "investigating the matter," and "would provide more information when it learned more about the attack."

A Merck spokeswoman declined to comment beyond what the company said in its Twitter posts.

Write to Joseph Walker at joseph.walker@wsj.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 27, 2017 13:34 ET (17:34 GMT)