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Roche, like Bayer, was hit in Winnti cyberattack

It turns out that Bayer was not the only pharma company targeted by the Winnti cyberattack believed to have been instituted by hackers tied to the Chinese government. Roche also was a victim. Roche today confirmed it was hit after being named in an ARD public radio report in Germany discussing the Winnti cyberattack, according to Reuters. The Swiss drugmaker said it had detected and deflected the attack but also acknowledged there have been others. “Roche has been targeted by various attackers in the past, including the group known as Winnti. These attacks were detected and remediated,” a company spokesperson said today in an email. “Roche hasn’t lost any sensitive personal data of our employees, patients, customers or business partners.”

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