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Cyber attacks have become more frequent and damaging, and organizations have made it their top priority to stay one step ahead of these evolving threats, for example medical industries. Hacking attempts against healthcare and medical organizations have intensified during COVID-19 as attackers starting from state-backed spies to cybercriminals explore for information.
United States drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that documents associated with their development of a COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed” in a cyberattack.
The two companies said they’d been informed by the EMA “that the agency has been subject to a cyberattack and that some documents relating to the regulatory submission for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate … had been unlawfully accessed.”
They also added that “no BioNTech or Pfizer systems have been breached in connection with this incident and we are unaware that any study participants have been identified through the data being accessed.”
So far, it’s unclear if documents for other vaccines, like the mRNA vaccine developed by Moderna, were affected by the attack. It’s also unclear when the attack occurred if there have been more than one attack on the info and what groups could be responsible.
The hackers have also tried to poach information from Johnson & Johnson and even Novavax, which are developing their own COVID-19 vaccines.