June 2, 2017 - Product Security Notification for WannaCry Ransomware
On May 12, 2017, a Ransomware Cyber-attack took place impacting institutions, including hospitals and utility companies, across the world. The WannaCry Ransomware takes advantage of a vulnerability within the Microsoft operating system to essentially “lock” access to the system and/or its data, demanding payment of a fee to unlock the device/data. A security patch is available from Microsoft for this specific vulnerability, MS17-010.
J&J recognizes that cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving. We have robust processes and systems in place to safeguard our networks, our products and our data which we regularly and consistently update. We believe in the strategy we have in place for protecting Johnson & Johnson. There has been no business impact to our internal networks or safety risk to our products as a result of the recent ransomware attacks.
Additional details per product can be found in the advisories below: