June 27, 2017 / 5:42 PM / in a year

Mars says pet food unit targeted in cyber attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of candy manufacturer Mars Inc has been targeted by cyber attackers, and the company has isolated the issue, a spokeswoman for the company said on Tuesday.

Mars bars are seen in this picture illustration taken February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration?

Parts of the company’s Royal Canin business were targeted and the company is working quickly to restore services, the spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

A global ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at a number of companies, including Russia’s biggest oil company.

Reporting by Chris Prentice; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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