Hackers steal Pfizer, BioNTech data in EMA breach as cybersecurity attacks heat up
It’s been a good week for Covid-19 vaccines, and perhaps an even better one for the hackers trying to steal Covid-19 vaccine data.
In a brief note Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency announced that it had been “the subject of a cyber-attack.” Pfizer and their German biotech partner BioNTech confirmed their data had been “unlawfully accessed’ as part of the breach, although they cautioned to Reuters that they did not believe participants’ personal information had been changed and that the EMA had assured them the hack would not interfere with the timeline for approval.
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