ayer has revealed an attempt to compromise the company’s networks through a cyberattack but has assured interested parties that the breach has been contained.
The German drug manufacturer said in a statement on Thursday that infectious software was discovered on Bayer systems back in early 2018, as reported by Reuters.
Rather than remove the malware, the company elected to keep a covert eye on the software to try and work out its purpose, as well as who was responsible for implanting the malicious code.
The malware was removed at the end of March, concluding Bayer’s espionage activities on its own networks. Damage is currently being assessed.