Global ransomware attack hits Merck, health system after thrashing Europe (UPDATED)

The virulent Petya strain spread by infected email attachments that can reboot and shutdown computers, is wreaking havoc across the globe. The networks of global pharma giant Merck were compromised in the attack, as well as a Pennsylvania-based health system. A massive, data-scrambling ransomware attack is sweeping across Europe and causing mass disruption, the AP reports. Global pharma giant Merck confirmed via Twitter that its computer network was compromised as part of the massive ransomware campaign. Company officials said the...