EU Cyberattack Targets Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
In an effort to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, cyberattackers have broken into the European Medicine Agency (EMA) server and had access to documentations of vaccine candidates Pfizer and BioNTech. Pfizer and BioNTech believe that none of any personal data of trial participants had been compromised and “has assured us that the cyber attack will have no impact on the timeline for its review.”
Experts said that this attack is another attempt to capitalize off the pandemic suffering. The two companies have reported that despite the breach, they were able to secure their system and protect personal data collected from patient trials.